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The Image of Ireland

The Image of Ireland, by John Derricke, London, 1581.

This book describes the recent campaign by Sir Henry Sidney against the rebel Rory Og O'More (killed 1578).





The book was dedicated to Sir Philip Sidney.



A copy of the book on display at the Ulster Museum.
Photo 2020. See full size.




Dublin Castle



The earliest known illustration of Dublin Castle.
Sir Henry Sidney riding out through the main gateway at the start of a campaign against the Irish rebels.
The view is from the NE. He is riding out the front gate (N side of Dublin Castle) onto Castle St, Dublin.
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From Edinburgh University Library.



Sir Henry Sidney.
Detail from above.



Irish rebels' heads on pikes over the gate of Dublin Castle.
Detail from above.



Castle St, Dublin, looking W into the town and towards Christ Church Cathedral.
Dublin Castle was in the SE corner of the old town.
Detail from the above.
This Dublin is entirely lost. Not a single house in Dublin survives from this time.



Sir Henry Sidney rides out of Dublin Castle.
From a model based on the above scene.
In museum at City Hall.
Photo 2016. See full size. See wider shot.
See other angle. See other angle looking up street.




Sidney parleys with the Irish



The English army is drawn up for battle, while Sir Henry Sidney parleys with a defiant messenger from the Irish.
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From Edinburgh University Library.



Sir Henry Sidney.
Detail from above.




Sidney on the march



Sir Henry Sidney and the English army on the march.
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From Edinburgh University Library.



Sir Henry Sidney.
Detail from above.




Sidney receives submission



Turlough Lynagh O'Neale and the other Irish chiefs kneel to Sir Henry Sidney in submission.
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From Edinburgh University Library.



Sir Henry Sidney.
Detail from above.




Sidney returns to Dublin



Sir Henry Sidney returning to Dublin triumphant after his campaign against the Irish rebels.
He is being received by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen.
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From Edinburgh University Library.



Sir Henry Sidney.
Detail from above.



Detail from above.
"O Sydney worthy of triple renown, For plaguing the traitors that troubled the crown."



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