One of the main sources for medieval Irish history, The Annals of the Four Masters, has an entry for the year 887 which talks about a mermaid 195 feet tall. So can you trust sources with such claims – How could a mermaid be so tall?
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Posted in 14th century, 16th century, 17th century, Annals, Bibliography, Episode 1, Episode 2, episode 3, Episode 4, Gaelic Ireland, Irish history, Medieval history, tagged annals of the four masters, annals of Ulster, Framentary annals, Irish annals, Irish history on September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments »
The 820-40’s saw the Vikings step it up a gear as vast fleets attacked Ireland and establish bases called longphorts around the coast . However by the late 840’s Gaelic Ireland struck back and the Vikings changed their tactics by forming alliances with Gaelic kingdoms. This episode looks at the widespread war and confusion of 9th century Ireland and looks at what life was like in the first settlement at Dublin.
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