Review of ‘The History and Topography of Ireland’ by Gerald of Wales

A Penguin Classic with 136 pages of Gerald’s humorous and interesting background to Ireland written in the 12th century.

As with a lot of medieval writing it is full of strange stories, strange creatures and odd views. However if read with interest in how people saw other countries back in the day in is intreging.

It remined me that even today we can have odd ideas about other countries and people and we have access to much more information and ability to check things for ourselves.

A interesting medieval look at the history of Ireland even if not very accurate by todays standards.

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