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Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and Their Neighbours, 1330-1450

Brendan Smith


The king of England was also ‘lord of Ireland’ throughout the late Middle Ages, but the reach of royal power in Ireland contracted from the fourteenth century onwards. In the parts of the country that had been most densely colonized in the decades around 1200, however, political and cultural ties with England remained strong. One such area was Louth, situated on the coast north of Dublin and adjacent to the earldom of Ulster. The settlers there maintained links with England in part because of the presence of the significant trading port of Drogheda. The residence among them of the archbishop o ... More

Keywords: settlers, archbishop of Armagh, English identity, black death, frontier

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594757
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brendan Smith, author
Reader in History, University of Bristol