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by Grace Lee,Dermot Poyntz


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48 page full colour graphic novel Script by Dermot Poyntz, Artwork by Lee Grace. Tipperariana Book of the Year Award 2010. Ireland 1650 - After Cromwell's lightning campaign the previous year, he is now marching his army in two columns bound for Kilkenny & Tipperary. Having ravaged Drogheda & Wexford, giving quarter to none, he marches on Clonmel with the expectation that the town will surrender immediately. Curse of Cromwell: The Siege availabkle in Paperback & Ebook formats.

Curse of Cromwell book. Curse of Cromwell' is a graphic novel based on the Siege of Clonmel in 1650. The book also expores political and social divisions in Ireland at that time.

The Curse of Oliver Cromwell: The Siege is a historical graphic novel written by Dermot Poyntz and illustrated by Lee Grace. Moccu Press was founded in 2010 by NUI, Galway graduate Dermot Poyntz, who holds a BA in English & History, and an MA in Literature & Publishing. Moccu Press's debut book tells the story of the brutal taking and siege of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his Army in 1641-1650. The book visually shows you what life was like in Ireland during this time through short storylines and art illustrations. Dermot Poyntz served in the 3rd Cavalry Squadron for nine years and has had previous work published in An Cosantóir.

It is written by Dermot Poyntz, drawn by Lee Grace, and published by Moccu Press in December 2010. One-shots and graphic novels, Historical, Comics published in Ireland, 2010. Curse of Cromwell: The Siege.

Curse of Cromwell: the siege.

The Curse of Cromwell. By Jim Lacey and Sharon Tosi Lacey For his part, Manchester, believing that his army was exhausted after Marston Moor and the siege of York, took his Eastern Association forces back south again

The Curse of Cromwell. By Jim Lacey and Sharon Tosi Lacey. His soldiering was ruthless, brilliant, and backed by faith. For his part, Manchester, believing that his army was exhausted after Marston Moor and the siege of York, took his Eastern Association forces back south again. There he sat for a long while, refusing to budge. After much prodding from Parliament, both commanders eventually marched to join forces with the Southern Association, under Sir William Waller. YOU ask what-I have found, and far and wide I go: Nothing but Cromwell’s house and Cromwell’s murderous crew, The lovers and the dancers are beaten into the clay

The Curse of Cromwell. YOU ask what-I have found, and far and wide I go: Nothing but Cromwell’s house and Cromwell’s murderous crew, The lovers and the dancers are beaten into the clay, And the tall men and the swordsmen and the horsemen, where are they?

24 Cromwell’s Dust 678. References 707. Reference Books 728. Author’s Note. To write the biography of Oliver Cromwell is admittedly an ambitious undertaking

24 Cromwell’s Dust 678. To write the biography of Oliver Cromwell is admittedly an ambitious undertaking. My aim has however been a different one from that of the scholars from whose works I have derived such benefit.

The siege began with the arrival of Cromwell and his approximately 12,000 men on September 3, 1649. Drogheda was one of the best fortified towns in Ireland and Aston boasted that anybody who could take Drogheda could take hell. Aston was fully confident that they would be able to slow Cromwell down enough to give Royalists in other parts of the country time to regroup. Knowing this, Cromwell battered the walls of the town with his eleven heavy, 48-pounder, siege artillery pieces.

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The Curse of Oliver Cromwell: The Siege is a historical graphic novel written by Dermot Poyntz and illustrated by Lee Grace.

Moccu Press's debut book tells the story of the brutal taking and siege of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his Army in 1641-1650. The book visually shows you what life was like in Ireland during this time through short storylines and art illustrations. The layout of the book is very well done and it will encourage a lot more adults and teenagers alike to read it. The book was fun to read and some readers could learn more about Cromwell than they would have by reading a text book. This book will appeal to all ages and would make a great gift for anyone interested in our heritage; I would greatly recommend this book to both primary and secondary school students in Ireland as it will really teach them more about Oliver Cromwell and that part of our history. I look forward to the next book in this series...

"The purpose of presenting Irish history through the medium of the graphic novel is to make it accessible to all. Often children have an interest in history, but are put off by text heavy books. Also, adults may not have the time or inclination to approach the subject. Moccu Press' titles provide a solution in full colour graphic novel glory." - Dermot Poyntz

Lee Grace is a Waterford City based graphic designer and illustrator of Curse of Cromwell: The
Siege. [...]

Moccu Press was founded in 2010 by NUI, Galway graduate Dermot Poyntz, who holds a BA in
English & History, and an MA in Literature & Publishing.
Dermot Poyntz served in the 3rd Cavalry Squadron for nine years and has had previous work published in An Cosantóir. Future titles include War of the Two Kings and Plight of the Wild Geese. For more information: Web: moccupress.com Email: [email protected] Facebook: facebook.com/moccupress

As reviewed by Adam Coss (Age 13) in the March 2012 issue of An Cosantóir (The Defender) The Irish Defence Forces Magazine - Sgt Wayne Fitzgerald - dfmagazine.ie or military.ie
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One of the difficulties in assessing an ages-ten-and-up publication is that often the criticism of one audience may in fact be a positive for another. For example, the absence of necessary context and background on the story may alienate some nonspecialists in Irish history while simultaneously serving as a welcome feature for young readers who desire a less canonical or didactic experience. In part, Curse of Cromwell may be trying to serve too many masters and in so doing, limit the appeal of what is, essentially, a critical episode in Irish Diaspora history and culture. Simultaneously, it is a well-conceived and executed instructive tool in sequential format that should cut across age and educational barriers.

For audiences unfamiliar with Poyntz and Grace, Curse of Cromwell is the first in their series of historical epics on Irish history. War of the Two Kings and Plight of the Wild Geese have only recently been solicited by Moccu Press, a graphic novel publisher based in Ireland. Inspired by key events in Irish history, including the factionalism of the 1641 October Rising, Confederate Wars, and Oliver Cromwell's assault on Clonmel in 1650, Curse of Cromwell is a beautifully illustrated chronicle of these moments.

Fictional works based on historical events, particularly those whose mission is education, run into the dilemma of literary license with factual events. Go too far and an author deviates too much from the source material and loses historical credibility and authenticity in the process. Restrict literary freedoms and the end result can be too pedantic and dry (as most historical writing tends to be unfortunately). Poyntz has structured Curse of Cromwell as primarily an illustrated narrative with little to no memorable dialogue. Thus, at times, the pages take on the atmosphere of a straight, historical monograph where the actors have very little personality or agency. Personally, even as an academic historian, I recognize the power of a good, sometimes juicy story to attract students no matter what the material. It can often make a dry lecture topic quite bearable. Cromwell and his Roundheads and the Puritan assault on Irish Catholicism are some of those universal stories of exploitation and aggression, as well as resistance, perseverance, and survival. While Poyntz does an excellent job maintaining a balanced and non-analytical or judgmental approach to the material, the absence of a more contextualized introduction to the book may confuse some readers and thus commit an unintentional disservice to the material.

Characters come and go and enter the story quite frequently but without iconic features which allow them to stand out in the narrative. This is a result more from the absence of dialogue--which would allow a greater connection with the various players--than from some deficiency in the illustrations. Poyntz provides a short list of character biographies at the beginning and end of the book, but some readers may have a disjointing experience having to flip back and forth continually to maintain coherence with the actors and the story itself. Because of its historical nature and the physical geography discussed, Curse of Cromwell may have benefited from a territorial map signifying key places and locales covered in the text, providing readers with a visual guide to maintain landscape continuity.

Isolated from context or previous knowledge, Curse of Cromwell may puzzle readers unfamiliar with Irish and English tensions rooted in land, politics and religion. Yet, within the environment of a classroom either devoted to Irish history or even a single teaching unit or lesson plan on Cromwell and Ireland, the book has massive appeal as a pedagogical tool. Perhaps its greatest strength and draw, however, lay in the often disconnected audiences of younger children and adults, groups who often share few interests. For pre-teens and teenagers, Curse of Cromwell is a superb tool not only to introduce history to a largely apathetic reading audience but also to incorporate non-fiction, sequential formatted books into an existing curriculum. For adults wanting a brief introduction to Irish history that spurs an additional drive to learn more from other sources, Curse of Cromwell succeeds admirably.
Curse of Cromwell: The Siege ebook
Author:
Grace Lee,Dermot Poyntz
Category:
History & Criticism
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Publisher:
Moccu Press (November 2010)
Pages:
52 pages
Rating:
4.5
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