The Age of Conquest

Image for The Age of ConquestNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Episode 2 of 5

Duration: 1 hour

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.

Credits

Series Producer
Mike Connolly
Series Producer
Mike Connolly
Presenter
Fergal Keane
Presenter
Fergal Keane
Executive Producer
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer
Ailsa Orr

Broadcasts

Buy online

Available on: DVD

From suppliers including: BBC Shop

Where to buy

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.