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Part XX sees us enter the 1190s and the Norman Invasion enters what might be called end game. In this decade they begin to advance in to the far west of the island. The Gaelic Irish response is at times baffling. Old internal feuds only intensify as the ruling families cannot let go of past transgressions and unify against the Normans. This leads to a disastrous outcome. This episode looks at events in Munster while coming shows will look at Connacht and Ulster.

(1190s) The Norman Invasion XX – My enemy’s enemy is still my enemy.

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