The Submission of Irish Kings in Fact and Fiction

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199588657
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595431 | DOI:
The Submission of Irish Kings in Fact and Fiction

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This chapter discusses possible allusions in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, Branwen, to Irish customs relating to hospitality and submission to an overlord, with particular reference to Brian Bórama, Athelstan, Henry II, ‘Easter houses’, and the use of halls and tents. Texts discussed include Gesta Regis Henrici Secundi, Annals of Inisfallen, Annals of Ulster, Annals of Tigernach, Mac Carthaigh's Book, Expugnatio Hibernica, Thady Dowling, Vita Sanctae Monennae, Chaucer's House of Fame, Tromdám Guaire, Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin, Scéla Mucce Meic Dathó, Fled Bricrenn, Orgain Denna Ríg, and Vitae of St Gwynllyw and St Gwenfrewy.

Keywords: Mabinogi; Branwen; hospitality; submission; Brian Bórama; Athelstan; Henry II; ‘Easter houses’; halls; tents; Gesta Regis Henrici Secundi; Annals of Inisfallen; Annals of Ulster; Annals of Tigernach; Mac Carthaigh's Book; Expugnatio Hibernica; Thady Dowling; Vita Sanctae Monennae; Chaucer's House of Fame; Tromdám Guaire; Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin; Scéla Mucce Meic Dathó; Fled Bricrenn; Orgain Denna Ríg; St Gwynllyw, St Gwenfrewy

Chapter.  11694 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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