This podcast sees the Normans suffer a ferocious backlash after their conquests in the year of 1170. A Norse army including beserkers – feared viking warriors – attack Dublin before a vast host lead by the king of Connacht – Rory O’Connor besieges the town. The Norman presence in Ireland hangs by a thread as they lose the few friends they had. This episode also sees tensions ramp between Strongbow and his king back home Henry II who is increasingly fearful Strongbow is about to establish a rival kingdom in Ireland.
At the end of the episode I have an exciting announcement about how you can get more exclusive podcasts on Irish history and how you can have your say over my next book. You can find out more at www.irishhistorypodcast.ie/blackdeath.
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(1171) The Norman Invasion VII – The second siege of Dublin
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