Diarmait MacMurrough, the man who invited them to Ireland, is dead, and his brother is hostile to the Normans. Plus, the king of neighbouring Ossory, Gillapatrick, is a constant threat. If these problems weren’t enough, King Henry II in England is demanding answers as to what is happening in Ireland and decides he will come in person to investigate. This podcast takes us through a hectic three-month period in late 1171 as Strongbow tries to stablise his presence in Ireland. The odds are he will fail.
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