By J. A. Watt
This ebook examines the way the significant English executive handled Irish ecclesiastical issues from the time of the invasion and partial conquest of eire through Henry II in 1171 as much as the Statute of Kilkenny. The fight concerned the king, the clergy in eire, either Irish and English, and the pope. utilizing manuscript fabric and revealed assets, that have now not been formerly used for this objective, Dr Watt exhibits how an try out used to be made to ‘colonize’ eire by means of ecclesiastical capacity, and lines the altering fates and fortunes of the ‘two international locations’ of their kinfolk with each other. Dr Watt additionally bargains very absolutely with the r?le performed within the fight via the non secular orders, relatively the Cistercians and the friars, and with the impact which the English universal legislations had at the Irish clergy.