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Colonisation and Conquest in Medieval Ireland By Brendan Smith

Colonisation and Conquest in Medieval Ireland
by Brendan Smith

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The history of English rule in Ireland stretches back to the twelfth century. This book examines the actions of the earliest English settlers in Ireland, in the eastern coastal area known today as county Louth, and asks a number of questions about the society they developed there.
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Colonisation and Conquest in Medieval Ireland: The English in Louth, 1170-1330 by Brendan Smith

This book examines the development of English colonial society in the eastern coastal area of Ireland now known as county Louth, in the period 1170-1330. At its heart is the story of two relationships: that between settler and native in Louth, and that between the settlers and England. An important part of the story is the comparison with parts of Britain which witnessed similar English colonization. Fifty years before the arrival of the English, Louth was incorporated into the Irish kingdom of Airgialla, experiencing rapid change in the political and ecclesiastical spheres under its dynamic ruler Donnchad Ua Cerbaill. The impact of this legacy on English settlement is given due prominence. The book also explores the reasons why well-to-do members of local society in the West Midlands of England in the reigns of Henry II and his sons were prepared to become involved in the Irish adventure.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Ua Cerbaill kingdom of Airgialla; 2. The coming of the English; 3. Irish responses; 4. English and Irish; 5. Authority and community; 6. The bonds of colonial society; 7. The English of Louth and the king's wars; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR010227701
Colonisation and Conquest in Medieval Ireland: The English in Louth, 1170-1330 by Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1999-04-22
210
0521573203
9780521573207
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