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Ireland’s Wars: The First Plantation

Ireland had changed. As the 1540’s went by and Henry VIII left this mortal coil, it was clear that the Tudor dynasty had greater plans for Ireland then a fallback to the previous position of limited intervention and reliance on … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Strongbow Arrives

Diarmait and Ruaidri had come to an agreement at Ferns, but by all accounts this deal was breached very quickly. Diarmait had no intention of laying low and being happy with his holding in Leinster: he wanted more and may … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Norman Foot In The Door

So we come to the inevitable point, when this series changes from commentary on internal Irish conflicts for the most part and turns its focus on Ireland’s military relationship and history with “the foreigners” as the early sources like to … Continue reading

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