Of Micheál Ó Siochrú’s God’s Executioner: Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland, which I mentioned yesterday, Martin Mansergh* had this to say in his Irish Times review on Saturday the 23rd of August
Transcending conflict requires a deeper understanding of the past, warts and all, and lifting ourselves with difficulty over it, not a glib or complacent revisionism. Ó Siochrú’s book, and his forthcoming TV series**, will be of considerable assistance in that.
**Cromwell in Ireland, starting on September the 9th on RTE1, directed by Maurice Sweeney and starting on September the 9th on RTE1 , is a 2 X 52 minute documentary that examines the history of Oliver Cromwell’s mid 17th century conquest of Ireland. Produced by Rachel Towell, the series is presented by Irish historian Dr. Micheál Ó Siochrú, and combines drama re-enactments with CGI graphics to recreate 17th century Ireland on screen. ‘romwell in Ireland’ will air on RTE this September