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Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

Ní Máire Mhaonaigh

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264508
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734120 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0018

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

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This chapter discusses the historical accounts of Viking raids in Ireland and Britain during the last years of the eighth century or the early years of the ninth. It compares the accounts of Bede and Alcuin of York and the historical relevance of the role of the Mayo monastery, Bishop Colmán, and Gerald of Mayo. The chapter provides background information on the lives of both Colmán and Gerald.

Keywords: Viking raids; Britain; Ireland; Bede; Alcuin of York; Mayo monastery; Bishop Colmán; Gerald of Mayo

Chapter.  7646 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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