Some of the things that I have read suggest that Brian was not quite a
great a sucess as some of the previous posting suggest.
I have read that support for his rule was falling apart long before
Clontarf, that some of his previous supporters fought on the other side
and that more decided to stay home that day (but the Dublin folk stayed home too
I will not deny that Brian was the most successful leader who attempted
to unite Ireland, in the tradition started by Niall. However, the Irish
seem incapable of unity (again, not a trait unique to the Irish.
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