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Ireland’s Wars: Castles And Crusades

As Henry II’s days wound down, the Anglo-Norman position in Ireland faced some setbacks. In the north, in 1188, forces loyal to John de Courcy suffered a repulse from the leaders of Aileach in Tyrone, a Gaelic Kingdom in the … Continue reading

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A Handy (Short) Guide To The Crusades

I have been reading up on them a lot as of late (Thomas Asbridge is awesome, review coming soon), and I’ve found that it can get a bit confusing. What counts as a Crusade? Is it who ordered it? Does … Continue reading

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