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Subject: Re: Mother of Aoife
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 11:01:32 -0400
My apologies for having asked a redundant question; I must plead ignorance
by virtue of being new to this mailing list. I did search the archives for
items pertaining to Aoife, unfortunately none of them mentioned Morgan
Llywellyn's inaccuracies. Rest assured, I do not use historical fiction as
a source and again in my own self defense, this is the first book of
Llywellyn's I've ever read. Any suggestions as to authors of historical
fiction who are pleasant to read as well as accurate would be welcome.
(After all, we can't always bury our noses in tomes such as the Ban Shenchus
night and day, can we?) ;-)
Stewart Baldwin wrote:
> On 3 Apr 2000 22:37:01 -0700, wrote:
> >Hey what's up with Morgan Llywellyn, author of the book "Strongbow, the
> >story of Richard and Aoife"?
> >She says that Aoife is the daughter of Dermot MacMurrough (aka Diarmait
> >MacMurchada) and a second wife, name of Sive.
> >Now, I've always thought Aoife's mom was Mor ingen Muirchertaig Ua
> >Tauthail (O'Toole). True or Not True?
> >Kathy Rhodes
> Morgan Llywelyn is an author of historical FICTION, and genealogical
> innacuracies in her works have been discussed in this forum before.
> In general, historical fiction is a very poor source for genealogy.
> The correct mother is Mor Ua Tuathail (O'Toole), as is verified by the
> Ban Shenchus, a genealogical work apparently composed in the late
> twelfth century.
> Stewart Baldwin