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This show picks up the story of Richard de Burgh, the Red Earl of Ulster at Christmas 1294. At the end of Fatal Feuds Part I he had been kidnapped & imprisoned in Lea castle by his rival John Fitzthomas. This  plunged Ireland into chaos.

In this show with the the Earl in captivity Fitzthomas goes on the offensive attacking his rivals in Connacht. Mayhem sweeps across Ireland in an event known as The Time of Disturbance. This show covers the following 20 years of frantic warfare in Ireland.

And if Ireland’s nobles weren’t creating enough trouble, by the end of the episode Robert the Bruce Scotland’s most famous King will enters the fray.

Fatal Feuds Part II

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