Interview date: 1 September 2009
What would you do if you were not a historian?
Make lots of money in business.
When was the last time you looked at wikipedia?
I have never looked at Wikipedia.
What event had the greatest impact on history in Ireland?
If by History you mean the writing of History I would say the 1641 insurrection.
What book are you currently reading?
Toby Barnard and Jane Fenlon, The Dukes of Ormonde, 1610-1745 (Woodbridge, 2000); a book I overlooked when it appeared but which I am reading now because it relates to something I am writing.
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