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Ireland’s Wars: The House Of Lancaster In Power

Henry IV had bigger things on his mind then his western colony, and was more noted for campaigns against others then military activities in Ireland. His reign, and the reign of his son, saw the continuation of the fighting in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: How Art MacMurragh Brought Down The English Monarchy

Richard II had left Ireland in a precarious state in 1395, and his diplomatic attempts at solving the problems there quickly unravelled. His deal with Art MacMurragh was not honoured, and so the King of Leinster could not be relied … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Richard And Art

As the 14th century drew to a close, a century that had seen English control over Ireland fluctuate wildly, gradually decline, then stabilise in the core region in the Pale and partly around it, two great figures of the two … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Prince Lionel And The Statutes Of Kilkenny

Ireland in 1361 was an island in two halves. One half, centred around the “Pale” region with some loyal Earldoms surrounding it, was under English control to a recognisable extent. The other half had fallen back into the hands of … Continue reading

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