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Dermot MacMurrough

(c. 1110—1171)

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earl of Pembroke, Richard de Clare

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(c. 1130–76),

commonly known as ‘Strongbow’. A member of the aristocratic Clare family, he inherited his father's earldom of Pembroke in 1148 but, being a supporter of Stephen,...

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Laurence O'Toole

Overview page. Subjects: European History — British History.

(d. 1180),

archbishop of Dublin. Son of Muirchertach Ua Tuathail, king of Uí Muiredaig, he was abbot of Glendalough before becoming archbishop of Dublin in 1162. In 1167 he...

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Leinster

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Which takes its name from a people known as the Laigin, was, in the early medieval period, dominated by two dynasties, the Uí Dúnlainge and the Uí Chennselaig. By the time of the...

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lordship of Ireland

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Ireland first emerges into the light of history with the introduction of Christianity in the 5th cent. in documents ascribed to the British missionary St Patrick. Thereafter it developed a...

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Rory O'Connor

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(d. 1198),

last high king of Ireland, became king of Connacht in 1156, and high king in 1166. He banished overseas the Leinster king, Dermot MacMurrough, who returned with...

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