Red Hugh of Ireland by Jeannette Covert Nolan

Red Hugh of Ireland

By Jeannette Covert Nolan
Level 11

The year is 1587. Fair Ireland and her proud people are being crushed by the iron fist of English rule under the unyielding Queen Elizabeth. Sir John, the Queen’s Lord Deputy to Ireland, and his conniving henchman, Dragos, are determined to quash the last of the resistance by any means necessary. Young Hugh O’Donnell is everything his family could wish him to be—clever, handsome, generous, and fiercely loyal to Ireland and the O’Donnell clan. So when he and Art O’Neill, the son of a rival clan, are kidnapped by the evil Dragos and held hostage in Dublin Castle on condition of their families’ surrender, all hope seems lost. However, Hugh and Art have friends outside their prison walls, waiting to help the boys and their country to freedom.

Region Europe, Ireland
Period 16th Century, 1500s, late 1500s, 1587
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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