The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne

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A scene showing a feast hosted by an Irish chieftain, probably the most famous scene from The Image of Ireland.

The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne is a 1581 book by John Derricke.

The book is dedicated to Philip Sidney. It praises the deputyship of Philip's father Henry Sidney and English victories over the Irish.[1] The work opens with a poetic history of Ireland and its conflicts with the English, presenting reasons for English rule. This proceeds to a set of twelve woodcut illustrations interspersed with verse narration, describing Henry Sidney's victories of Irish rebels and denigrating Irish culture. The book ends with the surrender of Turlough Luineach Ó Neill, king of Tyrone, in 1578.[2]

There is only one complete version extant, at the Edinburgh University Library. A copy was produced and edited by the university librarian in 1883.[3]

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  1. ^ Highley, Christopher (1997). Shakespeare, Spenser, and the crisis in Ireland (1. publ. ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 44–45. ISBN 9780521581998. 
  2. ^ "Image of Irelande, pl 3". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

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