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2â•‡ Map of Siege of Kinsale, 1601. Contemporary copy of a map by Paul Ive. 2). 3). Each is rectangular, having bastions at the corners and often a small rectangular projection midway on a side. The bastions are usually angular, but one corner gate was flanked by round bastions. Boazio depicts two kinds of batteries, one a typical linear construction either straight or bow-shaped, and another more fully enclosed, offering greater protection for the gunners in exposed positions. The first type appear at D, F, H, R, and S.
Military experience and leadership was important to the elite that constituted both national government and colonial rule, and this should be reflected in its archaeology. It now seems that the Elizabethan wars, not the Cromwellian campaigns, began the replacement of traditional forms of military construction by those of Renaissance Italy. English armies in Ireland, as in the Netherlands, employed regular designs for encampments and fortifications. 10â•‡ Excavation of Renaissance-style polygonal defences at Dunboy Castle, repairs here made in the siege of 1602.
For archaeology, see J. P. Mallory and T. E. McNeill (eds), The Archaeology of Ulster from Colonization to Plantation (Belfast, 1982); D. 197–201, and B. Lacy, ‘The archaeology of the Ulster plantation’, pp. 201–5, in M. ), The Illustrated Archaeology of Ireland (Dublin, 1991). A broad, but comprehensive study of post-medieval archaeology in the Munster area appeared too late to be incorporated in this volume: Colin Breen, An Archaeology of Southwest Ireland, 1570-1670 (Dublin, 2007). At the same time, Thomas Herron and Michael Potterton have released a collection of papers bringing fresh insights on how Renaissance themes were manifested in Ireland under the Tudors and Stuarts: Ireland in the Renaissance, c.