Ireland Under the Normans 1169-1216, Volume 1

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Clarendon Press, 1911 - 1420 pages

Written by famous Irish historian Goddard Henry Orpen,Ireland Under the Normans includes a detailed history of the Vikings in Ireland and the Scandinavian influence on the early Irish.


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Page 86 - Richard by the grace of God king of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to all his men who are about to go to Jerusalem by sea, greeting.
Page 77 - Dermot was tall of stature and of stout build. A man of warlike spirit and a brave one in his nation, with a voice hoarse from frequent shouting in the din of battle. One who preferred to be feared rather than to be loved...
Page 109 - ... si qui aut privatus aut populus eorum decreto non stetit, sacrificiis interdicunt. Haec poena apud eos est gravissima. Quibus ita est interdictum , hi numero impiorum ac sceleratorum habentur, his omnes decedunt, aditum sermonemque defugiunt, ne quid ex contagione incommodi aceipiant, neque his petentibus ius redditur neque honos ullus communicatur.
Page 297 - ... greater the discretion of your procedure, by so much the happier, we trust, will be your progress, with the assistance of the Lord ; because whatever has its origin in ardent faith and in love of religion always has a prosperous end and issue. " There is indeed no doubt but that Ireland and all the islands on which Christ the Sun of Righteousness has shone, and which have received the doctrines of the Christian faith, belong to the jurisdiction of St. Peter, and of the holy Roman Church, as your...
Page 287 - ... et portubus maris et in omnibus aliis locis et aliis rebus ad earn pertinentibus cum omnibus libertatibus quas ibi habeo vel illi dare possum et hac mea carta confirmaui.
Page 196 - The chroniclers describe: immense floods and countless sea-vomitings of ships and boats and fleets so that there was not a harbour nor a land-port nor a dun nor a fastness in all Munster without floods of Danes and pirates...
Page 86 - Whensoever these our letters shall come unto you, know ye that we have received Dermitius, prince of Leinster, into our grace and favour, — Wherefore, whosoever within the bounds of our territories shall be willing to give him aid, as our vassal and liegeman, in recovering his territories, let him be assured of our favour and licence on that behalf.
Page 280 - Nor is it strange that the king received such a ready recognition from the hierarchy. The prelates were deeply pledged to obey the Pope ; and they regarded him as empowered to set up and depose sovereigns. They were, 1 "Et inde recepit ab unoquoque archiepiscopo et episcopo litteras suas in modum cartae extra sigillum pendentes, et confirmantes ei et haeredibus suum regnum Hiberniae, et testimonium perhibentes ipsos eum et haeredes suos sibi in reges et dominos constituisse in perpetuum.
Page 297 - Laudably and profitably does your majesty contemplate spreading the glory of your name on earth and laying up for yourself the reward of eternal happiness in heaven, in that, as becomes a catholic prince, you purpose to enlarge the boundaries of the Church, to proclaim the truths of the Christian religion to a rude and ignorant people, and to root out the growths of vice from the field of the Lord ; and the better to accomplish this purpose you seek the counsel and goodwill of the apostolic see....
Page 121 - McGuyre hath a chiefry over all the country, and some demesnes that did ever pass to him only who carried that title ; so was there a chief of every sept, who had certain services, duties, or demesnes that ever passed to the tanist of that sept and never was subject to division.

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