Norman Invasion

Norman Invasion - NORMAN INVASION OF IRELAND Setting...

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N ORMAN I NVASION OF I RELAND Setting Politically, Ireland would never be the same after the Battle of Clontarf o Legacy of Vikings in Ireland Dublin -- the capital of this new Ireland Dublin Viking Fleet o Political Chaos No clear succession to Brian’s high kingship Irish Christianity under Fire o European Christianity versus the Irish church o 11 th th century Irish church very insular o Rome was developing a stronger papacy wanted to bring the whole of Christianity within its orb o campaign of propaganda was against the Irish Church Insula barbarorum ” – The island of barbarians o Later Monastic Schools Papacy believed monasteries had too much power and too much wealth wealth was staying with the monastic families and not going to the church itself o Death of the Irish Monasteries Reforming Synods o Attempts at change actually start from within Ireland o Kells Synod – 1152 o Irish church would lose all trace of its former status Causes of the Invasion of Ireland In 1152 - the religious see of Dublin become an Irish archbishopric
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