King Henry II Arrives in Ireland 1171

#OnThisDay 1171 King Henry II landed at Waterford with an army of 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 many Irish kings & Norman lords but not The High King of Ireland, Rory O’Connor or the O’Neills of Ulster.

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