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Ireland’s Wars: John’s Second Visit

The Anglo-Normans in Ireland were rebelling and fighting with each other pell-mell, damaging wars that left the English effort to expand against the natives neutered. King John’s second expedition to Ireland was just a larger part of his repeatedly fractious … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The End Of The Bruce Campaign

Ireland in 1318. An island in chaos. In the north Edward Bruce was in control, holding the allegiance of the Ulster natives, only a hop, skip and jump from a supply base in Scotland. In the east, the Anglo-Norman position … Continue reading

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