publication . Article . 2016

Violence, Colonization and Henry VIII’s Conquest of France, 1544–1546

Neil Murphy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In 1579 the English writer Thomas Churchyard explained to his readers the military strategy that Sir Humphrey Gilbert had used in Ireland during the suppression of the First Desmond Rebellion ten years earlier. He wrote that ‘when soeuer he [Gilbert] made any ostyng, or inrode, into the enemies Countrey, he killed manne, woman, and child, and spoiled, wasted, and burned, by the grounde all that he might: leauyng nothyng of the enemies in saffetie, whiche he could possiblie waste, or consume’. Gilbert’s actions have been seen as emblematic of the apparently special character of English warfare in sixteenth-century Ireland. The editors of an influential collection...
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free text keywords: V200, V300, History, Civilian population, Kingdom, Military strategy, CONQUEST, Ancient history, Colonialism, Total war
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publication . Article . 2016

Violence, Colonization and Henry VIII’s Conquest of France, 1544–1546

Neil Murphy;