The Hidden Annals: A Thousand Years of the Kingdom of Connaught 366-1385

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Universal-Publishers, Sep 1, 2003 - History - 432 pages
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This acccount chronicles fifty O'Conor kings of Connaught, among whom are the last two High Kings: Turlough Mor and his son, Roderick. Hundreds of still extant family names associated with them are also included. These early Irish annals 366-1385 AD. span a most significant era in the history of Ireland, whose consequences are all too apparent today.
 

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Contents

THE SEEDS OF TIME
6
TO THE MILLENNIUM
45
FAMILY FEUDS
103
STORM CLOUDS GATHER
127
INVASION
140
CONQUEST
159
HENRY TAKES AN IRISH HOLIDAY
194
TRUE COLOURS
213
A PLEA TO ROME AND THE END OF BRUCE
356
BURKE vde BURGH
368
THE GREAT PLAGUE
374
THE DEATH THROES OF THE KINGDOM OF CONNAUGHT
379
OCONOR DON AND OCONOR ROE
393
EPILOGUE
401
BIBLIOGRAPHY
405
APPENDIX A
408

DEATH TAKES ALL
232
10 THE INHERITORS THE de BURGHS PLAY A WAITING GAME
240
A STRUGGLE FOR THE CROWN
262
ONEILL OF ULSTER
293
THE COMING OF THE BRUCE
339
APPENDIX B
418
APPENDIX C
420
APPENDIX D THE ROYAL SEAL OF THE KINGDOM OF CONNAUGHT
424
APPENDIX E
425
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Page 10 - Magnificently did Cormac come to this great assembly, for no man his equal in beauty had preceded him, excepting Conaire or Angus. His hair was slightly curled, and of a golden colour: a scarlet shield with engraved devices, and golden hooks and clasps of silver he bore: a wide-folding purple cloak on him, with a gemset gold

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