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The Age of Conquest

Story of Ireland Episode 2 of 5

A new five-part landmark series, written and presented by BBC Special Correspondent Fergal Keane.

In this episode, Fergal Keane examines how the huge upheavals of Europe in the Middle Ages altered the story of Ireland irrevocably. Beginning with the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, he investigates how the Normans changed Irish life and why Gaelic Kings initially welcomed an English ruler. But it is also the story of an incomplete conquest. The English crown only finally moves to impose its will in Ireland after the Protestant Reformation places Ireland in the forefront of religious war.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 22 Nov 2011 03:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Series ProducerMike Connolly
Series ProducerMike Connolly
PresenterFergal Keane
PresenterFergal Keane
Executive ProducerAilsa Orr
Executive ProducerAilsa Orr

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