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KENNY, William (1846 - 1921), PC 1902, Judge of the King’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, Ireland, since 1897

DODD, William Huston (1844 - 1930), PC Ireland, 1913; one of the Justices of the King’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, 1907–24

GORDON, John (1849 - 1922), PC 1915; BA, LLD, Judge of High Court (King’s Bench Division), Ireland, since 1916

SAMUELS, Arthur Warren (1852 - 1925), PC 1918; JP; KC (Ireland); LLD; MRIA; Judge of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, King’s Bench, since 1919; Bencher, Gray’s Inn, 1919; Bencher, King’s Inns

MADDEN, Dodgson Hamilton (1840 - 1928), Judge of High Court of Justice, Ireland (King’s Bench Division), 1892; retired, 1919; Vice-Chancellor of Dublin University, 1895–1919

COURTENAY, Arthur Henry (1852 - 1927), Hon. Lieutenant-Colonel in Army; late Master of the High Court of Justice in Ireland (King’s Bench Division); retired, 1918

PIM, Jonathan (1858 - 1949), PC; Justice of the King’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, Ireland, 1915–24; Attorney-General for Ireland, 1914–15; Solicitor-General for Ireland, 1913–14; Commissioner of Charitable Donations and Bequests

FRASER, Hugh (died 1927), JP County of Ross and Cromarty; MA, LLD, Judge of the King’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice since 1924; Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge; Arbitrator, Building Trade Dispute, 1923; Member, Irish Deportees Compensation Tribunal, 1923–24; Member, Committee for dealing with claims of Police Strikers, 1924

 

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Despite the popular perception of the importance of the ‘high kingship’ of Ireland, early medieval Ireland did not possess a monarch whose rule was effective over the entire island. Nevertheless, the most powerful dynasty, the Uí Néill, who dominated the northern half of the island, were often able to compel most of the other province kings to submit. Brian Boru, however, destroyed the Uí Néill monopoly and in the 11th and 12th cents. Ireland generally only had a high king ‘with opposition’, the last of whom was Rory O'Connor, high king at the time of the Anglo‐Norman invasion in 1169.

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