John De Courcy Prince Of Ulster

John De Courcy Prince Of Ulster

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John de Courcy personified the classic image of the Anglo-Norman Knight. This tall, fair man with a strong physique and bold temperament led his men from the front and skilfully conquered a new kingdom, echoing the spirit of William the Conqueror a century before. From noble birth, but with bleak prospects of inheritance, John fought his way to the notice of King Henry II who is said to have laughingly granted him Ulster 'provided he could conquer it by force'. John seized his opportunity in February 1177, leading a small band of fellow knights north from the Dublin garrison to a stunning victory against King Rory MacDunlevy at the Battle of Downpatrick.
  • Stock No
  • 53269
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781780730691
  • Author
  • Steve Flanders
  • Format
  • PB
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