Interview: Prof Nicholas Canny, NUIG, and President, Royal Irish Academy

Interview date: 1 September 2009

cannyWhat book do you wish you had written?
J.H. Elliott, The Old World and the New (Cambridge a long time ago) - initially given as the Wiles Lectures in QUB.

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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