King Henry II of England lands in Waterford 1171

#OnThisDay 1171 King Henry II landed at Waterford with an army 500 mounted knights, 4,000 men-at-arms & archers. He was the first king of England to set foot on Irish soil. He took the submission of most Irish kings &Norman lords but not the O’Neills or the O’Connors.

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Henry ii in Waterford

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