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From: (Derek Howard)
Subject: Re: Diarmaid Mac Murrough
Date: 11 Mar 2005 11:39:06 -0800
("Leo van de Pas") wrote in message news:<001301c52628$5f0900a0$>...
> I understand he was born in 1100 and died 1 January 1171 at Ferns, county Wexford.
> Then I found a description how in 1132 he burned down the Abbey of Kildare, raped the Abbess and become king of Leinster.
> Then about 1167 "having been deposed" he asks Henry II of England for support, Richard de Clare 'Strongbow' comes and marries Diarmaid's daughter.
> Is there anything more known about him? I understand he was deposed because he had helped himself to the wife of another Irish king (which one?).
> Can anyone add to the life of Diarmaid?
It is over 25 years since I last put it away on my shelf so I shall
not ty to summarise here but you should try to read Nicholas Furlong:
"Dermot, King of Leinster and the Foreigners", Tralee, 1973; and also
the first chapters of J F Lydon: "The Lordship of Ireland in the
Middle Ages", Dublin, 1972.
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