Medieval Ireland

Medieval Ireland
circa 12th-15th centuries CE

After the Norman Invasion in the 12th century, the area of English influence (known as The Pale) gradually shrank back until it covered no more than the city of Dublin and its immediate outskirts.   Ireland seems to have reverted to its tradition of occupying itself with internal struggles.   While this happened, external interest in Ireland languished and so do our sources.

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