The Council of Winchester planning the English invasion of Ireland 1955

#OnThisDay 1155 King Henry II held the Council of Winchester to discuss a possible invasion of Ireland. It’s rejected by his mother Empress Matilda who opted to delay it for a later date, but Henry got a Papal Bull from Pope Adrian IV, an English Pope, urging him to invade Ireland to assist in the reform of the governance of the Irish Church and the Irish system of governance according to the Roman ecclesiastical system. The invasion will come in 1169.

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