Rory O'Connor

(d. 1198)

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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 Anglo‐Norman aid in 1167. Rory did not submit to Henry II during his expedition to Ireland in 1171–2, but reached an accommodation under the short‐lived ‘treaty’ of Windsor in 1175, which secured his rule over the unconquered parts of the country.

Subjects: European History — British History.

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