(1177-85) The Norman Invasion of Ireland part XVII - The Conquest of Ulster
This episode covers a frenetic period of activity. The show starts in 1181 when Hugh de Lacy is suspected of treason by King Henry II. The Normans in Ireland wait with bated breath to see what future holds for their most powerful Lord.
The podcast also looks at the story of a revolt in Munster in 1182 which leads to the death of one of the most well known of the invaders. Finally in the second half of the show we return to Ulster where a somewhat mysterious figure, the knight John de Courcy, was leading the Norman charge north against one of Ireland’s most powerful families – the O’Neills.