The Normans In Ireland

Author: Richard Lomas
Editor: Birlinn Ltd
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The Norman invasion of Britain, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, is well known, but the later invasion of Ireland is much less well documented. Yet much of what we see today in Irish heritage has Norman roots. Ireland and Britain have many similarities, although relations between them have too often descended into bitterness and violence. This book goes back to the starting point of this, more than eight hundred years ago. Beginning with Irish history before the Norman invasion, the book describes how Ireland was conquered and settled by the French-speaking Normans from north-west France, whose language and culture had already come to dominate most of Britain. It looks at the creation and government of a large region called the Liberty of Leinster between 1167 and 1247, a turning point in Irish history, identifying the Frankish institutions imposed upon Ireland by its Anglo-Norman conquerors. The Normans were not always belligerent conquerors, but they were innovators and reformers, who incorporated the sensible traditions and practices of their subjugated lands into their new government. In little over one hundred years the Normans had a transforming effect on British and Irish societies and, while different in many ways, both countries benefited from their legacy.
The Normans in Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Richard Lomas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-07 - Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

The Norman invasion of Britain, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, is well known, but the later invasion of Ireland is much less well documented. Yet much of what we see today in Irish heritage has Norman roots. Ireland and Britain have many similarities, although relations between them have too
The Normans in South Wales, 1070–1171
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Lynn H. Nelson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-04 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

A frontier has been called "an area inviting entrance." For the Norman invaders of England the Welsh peninsula was such an area. Fertile forested lowlands invited agricultural occupation; a fierce but primitive and disunited native population was scarcely a formidable deterrent. In The Normans in South Wales, Lynn H. Nelson
Geste Des Engleis en Yrlande
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: Evelyn Mullally
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

The deeds of the Normans in Ireland is a primary source for the history of Ireland in the 12th century. Edited by G.H. Orpen in the 19th century, it is the only vernacular text to chronicle how Diarmait Mac Murchada brought Richard de Clare (Strongbow) to Ireland and how he
Medieval and Modern Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Canadian Association for Irish Studies. International Conference
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Readers of this volume will be struck by the pervasiveness of the connections between the medieval and the modern in Ireland and the Irish, artists in particular, and realize why James Joyce could hardly avoid linking the modern Irish artist with the medieval Irish monk, as he does in the
The Normans
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Marjorie Chibnall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This book provides the most comprehensive examination of the Normans available, examining the emergence of the Normans, their characteristics as a group, and their various achievements in war, culture and civilization.