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Manny Man Does the History of Ireland

YouTube sensation John D. Ruddy brings history to life with clarity and hilarity in videos that have amassed millions of views around the world. Here, his viral online hit, Manny Man, turns Ireland's tumultuous millennia of history into a fun and easy-to-understand story.Why did the Celts love stealing cows? What was the Norman Invasion, and were they all called Norman? From the Ice Age up to the present day, through the Vikings and Tudors, British rule and the fight for independence, he covers it all - with his tongue in his cheek, of course. The succinct, lively text is complemented by comic, colourful illustrations. So if you want a quick fix of Irish history with lots of fun along the way, then Manny Man is your only man.


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Publication Date

October 2016




Hardback, 96 pages

Country of Origin



The Collins Press


By John D. Ruddy

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From Letterkenny, County Donegal, John D. Ruddy is a writer, actor, teacher, illustrator and historian. He is the creator of Manny Man and the YouTube history series Manny Man Does History, including World War 1 in 6 Minutes, Irish History in 6 Minutes and Easter Rising in 8 Minutes. When not writing and illustrating history videos, John is usually treading the boards of the Irish stage as a professional actor, or in the classroom talking about history.

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