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Ireland’s Wars: Windsor Ignored

The Treaty of Windsor, signed between Rory O’Connor and Henry II of England, did not last long. Anglo-Norman colonists in Ireland were still hungry for power and land, liable to undertake their own ventures into Irish territory, and Henry was … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Henry II’s Expansion

Author note: For simplicities sake, I’m going to start using anglicised versions of names from this point on, as well as greater use of the term “English”. Ireland in the later stages of 1171 had seen the invaders position in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Strongbow Holds On

So, we’re going back in time a bit. My earlier editions of Ireland’s Wars were more threadbare and looser than the later editions, due to a mixture of numerically inferior sources and my own need to still form a proper … 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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