Header banner

banner

Adsense

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

The last show on the Norman Invasion ended in somewhat dramatic circumstances with the death of Strongbow, the leader of the Norman Invasion. As you can imagine the fall out from this was immense.

The episode begins with a group of Normans lead by Raymond le Gros who hear the news when they are deep in Gaelic territory. No one knows how the kings of Gaelic Ireland will react when they hear the news. Some will surely take the chance to revolt. Raymond tries to keep the news secret while he attempts to escape back to the safety of Dublin. Meanwhile other Norman knights in Ireland, seize the opportunity to launch new conquests. This results in one of the most dramatic events of the invasion – the conquest of Eastern Ulster.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/irishhistory/New_Blood_.mp3

Map of the major Gaelic Kingdoms.

Irish Kingdoms 1170-FINAL

 

 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

You might like

(1171-72) The Norman Invasion IX – King Henry II in Ireland

(1171-72) The Norman Invasion IX – King Henry II in Ireland
On October 17th 1172, Henry II became the first king of England to set foot in Ireland. Henry had come in the hope of proclaiming himself lord over the entire island.  Awaiting him were not […]
CLOSE
CLOSE