The English and the Irish have been fighting (and singing) about hating one another) for as long as both sides can remember, but what brought the English to Ireland in the first place? What did the English king, Henry II, have to do with it? And why is everyone frowning at some guy named Dermot?
Marie Therese Flanagan, Irish Society, Anglo-Norman Settlers, Angevin Kingship (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989)
Goddard H. Orpen, Ireland Under the Normans (Vol I. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968)
Richard Roche, The Norman Invasion of Ireland (Ireland: Anvil Books Ltd., 1970)
W.L. Warren, Henry II (California: University of California Press, 1973)
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)