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Lordship in four realms: The Lacy family, 11661241

Colin Veach


This book examines the rise and fall of the aristocratic Lacy family in England, Ireland, Wales and Normandy. As one of the first truly transnational studies of individual medieval aristocrats, it provides a fresh look at lordship and the interplay between aristocracy and crown from 1166 to 1241. Hugh de Lacy (†1186), traded on his military usefulness to King Henry II of England in Wales and Normandy to gain a speculative grant of the ancient Irish kingdom of Mide (Meath). Hugh was remarkably successful in Ireland, where he was able to thwart the juvenile ambitions of the future King John to i ... More

Keywords: Lacy, Hugh de Lacy, Walter de Lacy, Lordship, Medieval Ireland, Medieval Britain, Transnational, King John, Henry II, Meath

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089374
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Veach, author