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 Articles - Anglo-Norman
Eventually, even this distinction largely disappeared in the course of the Hundred Years war, and by the 15th century the Anglo-Normans had merged with the Anglo-Saxons to form the English.
Anglo-Norman barons also settled in Ireland from the 12th century, initially to support Irish regional kings such as Diarmuid MacMorrough, then to support Henry II of England and his son John as Lord of Ireland.
Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, known as "Strongbow", was a significant example.
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 ipedia.com: History of Ireland Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
During the second half of the first millennium a national kingdom emerged as power concentrated into the hands of three regional dynasties contending against each other for control of the whole island.
After losing the protection of Muirchertach MacLochlainn, a King of Ireland who was killed in 1166, a Leinster dynast named Diarmuid MacMorrough decided to invite a Norman knight to aid him against his local rivals.
This invitation to Richard de Clare caused consternation to King Henry II of England, to curb Richard`s power, which he felt threatened his own security, Henry invaded Ireland.
www.ipedia.com /history_of_ireland.html   (3799 words)

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