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Norman conquest and the Battle of Hastings

**Podcast** (1170-71) The Norman Invasion VI – The first siege of Dublin

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After their brutal conquest on Waterford, Diarmait McMurrough and his Norman allies marshaled their forces and marched on Dublin. If the most important town in medieval Ireland fell into their hands it could be a game changer. The claims of Rory O’Connor of Connacht to be Ireland’s most powerful king would be in tatters. This scenario set up a major conflict over Dublin as Rory marched west, reaching the town before the Normans and digging in. Listen to the show to find out what happened…

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(1170-71) The Norman Invasion VI – The first siege of Dublin

 

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