The Norman Invasion Of Ireland

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Just as other revolutions in the world, the Norman Invasion of Ireland was one, which took place in stages around the 12th century. The issue was that the king was trying to rule over all kingdoms. The quiz has more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was King of Leinster in 1169?
    • A. 

      Dermot McMurrough

    • B. 

      Tiernan O'Rourke

    • C. 

      Rory O'Connor

    • D. 

      Richard de Clare (Strongbow)

  • 2. 
    What was the name of the wife of Teirnan O'Rourke?
    • A. 

      Affreca

    • B. 

      Aiofe

    • C. 

      Dervorgilla

    • D. 

      Jennifer

  • 3. 
    Why was Tiernan angry at Dermot?
    • A. 

      He kidnapped Dervorgilla

    • B. 

      He was rich and powerful.

    • C. 

      He was a king

  • 4. 
    What FOUR things did Dermot promise to Strongbow in return for his help to recapture his lands?
    • A. 

      Gold and Silver

    • B. 

      A new castle

    • C. 

      To marry his daughter

    • D. 

      Lands of his own

    • E. 

      To become king when he died

  • 5. 
    In August 1170, ___________ (Richard de Clare) landed near Waterford with a group of about 1200 ________ (200 knights and 1000 soldiers). They defeated the Vikings and the Irish who lived in __________ and captured the city. Then Strongbow got married to _____, a daughter of Dermot. (Dermot _______________ is often known as Diarmuid na nGall). Soon after this MacMurrough and Strongbow captured Dublin City. Dermot MacMurrough died suddenly, in May 1171, and Strongbow became king of Leinster.  
  • 6. 
    Which three kings were the main cliamants to the throne of England in 1066?
    • A. 

      Harald Hardrada

    • B. 

      Edward the Confessor

    • C. 

      Edgar the Atheling

    • D. 

      Harold Godwinson

    • E. 

      William, Duke of Normandy

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the famous battle between William and Harold?
    • A. 

      Senlac Hill

    • B. 

      Battle of Hastings

    • C. 

      Battle of York

    • D. 

      Battle of Stamford Bridge

  • 8. 
    Whic King won the Battle of Stamford Bridge?
    • A. 

      Harold Godwinson

    • B. 

      Harold Hardrada