WITH THE SEPTCENTENARY ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRUCE INVASION OF IRELAND THIS YEAR, PERHAPS IT IS RELEVANT TO ADDRESS A TOPIC OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE INVASION: THE REMONSTRANCE OF THE IRISH […]

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Marginal notes on manuscripts shed light on the life of an Anglo-Norman lord and his relationship with his scribes. By Timothy O’Neill Night is falling on 21 December 1453, and […]

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In a rush of commemorative activity this summer, we have been enjoined to recall that Magna Carta (‘the Great Charter’)—whose 800th anniversary fell in June 2015—announced a fundamental principle of […]

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The English crown first intervened in Ireland in 1171. King Henry II came to curb the power of his Anglo-Norman subjects, who were seizing Irish territories for themselves; Diarmait MacMurchada […]

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I first wrote about the Newry museum for this column in 2005. There have been many changes since then. As some readers may know, my first job was as the […]

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