On Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:11:17 -0400 Brian Donnelly <[log in to unmask]>
>In a message dated 4/19/97 6:46:27 AM, you wrote:
><<On Fri, 18 Apr 1997 16:39:29 -0400 Brian Donnelly
><[log in to unmask]>
>>Can anyone recommend a good video about the Troubles?
>In 800 years of "Troubles", which are you interested in?
>Jim, I suppose I'd be interested in a film dealing with how, when,
>why they began.
They began when Dermot MacMurrough, Ri of Leinster, made off with the
wife of Tiernan O'Rourke (Whose title I forget at the moment). When said
O'Rourke enlisted the aide of Rory O'Connor of Connacht, Ard Ri of
Ireland and came to make war on MacMurrough, wee Dermot bugged out for
England where Henry II (FitzEmperess - Plantagenet) was sitting with a
decade or so old Papal Bull, "Laudabilitur" from Pope Hadrian or Adrian
IV (Nicholas Brakespeare - the only English pope), which urged him to
bring the wild Irish to Christ or some such (as there is no extant copy
of this bull, some scholars think it never existed and that Henry just
made it up). Henry "allowed" the Earl of Pembroke, known to history as
Strongbow, to accompany wee Dermot. This was in 1171. And I don't
think there's a film of it.