Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2022

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780198848318

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The Devil from over the Sea

Remembering and Forgetting Oliver Cromwell in Ireland

Sarah Covington

  • Offers the first full-length study of the afterlife of Ireland's most hated historical villain, extending across three centuries
  • Demonstrates the often-surprising role that Cromwell played in the shaping of Irish and Irish-diasporic culture, history, and identity
  • Incorporates new approaches and perspectives from a variety of disciplines in exploring the memory and forgetting of Cromwell
  • Draws on a fascinating variety of sources, including extensive studies in Irish folklore and oral culture