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Ireland’s Wars: Connacht Wars

Henry III was just a child when he became the ruler of England in 1216 and, as we might remember from my previous entry on Richard II, “woe to the land where a boy is King”. But young Henry, who … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Anarchy Under John

Having briefly discussed Ireland’s mostly unnoteworthy relationship with the Crusades in the last entry, we shall now press on with the narrative of the Anglo-Norman presence Ireland, beginning with the reign of the largely absent Richard I. Ireland was marked … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The De Burgh Fracture

Life continued in Ireland, but the balance of power was changing. The Irish were in resurgence, having adopted new military techniques, strategy, equipment. The Kingdoms in Munster, large parts of Connaught and Ulster were either unaffected by Anglo-Norman encroachment or … Continue reading

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