Ireland and Islam: Henry V and the “War on Terror”

  title={Ireland and Islam: Henry V and the “War on Terror”},
  author={David Coleman},
  pages={169 - 180}
  • David Coleman
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Shakespeare
  • Scholars have long been aware that the original performances of Shakespeare's Henry V (1599) are deeply implicated in debates surrounding an expensive, unpopular and politically sensitive foreign war; the Elizabethan military apparatus in Ireland, and in particular the mission of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex, to quell the rebellion of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, loom behind the text, threatening at every moment to rupture the illusion of a glorious English king. Critics are also… CONTINUE READING
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