The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne
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. 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. Critics, such as James A. Knapp, have deemed the illustrations to be of far greater interest than the unremarkable verse.
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- "Image of Irelande, pl 3". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- Knapp, James A. (2000). "That most barbarous Nacion': John Derricke's 'Image of Ireland' and the 'delight of the well disposed reader'". Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts. 42: 416.
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- Andrew Hadfield, "Derricke, John (fl. 1578–1581)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004, accessed 27 July 2010
- James A. Knapp, "'That moste barbarous Nacion': John Derricke's Image of Ireland and the 'delight of the well disposed reader'", findarticles.com, 2000
- Anthony M. McCormack and Terry Clavin, "Derricke, John", Dictionary of Irish Biography, (Eds.) James Mcguire and James Quinn, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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