Story of John De Courcy

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  • John De Courcy and 300 soldiers Marched towards the North to Fight Rory MacDunleavy. The Normans with Superior Strength defeated Rory and the Irish.
  • John De Courcy conquered most of Co. Antrim and Co. Down and gave himself the title of Princeps Ultoniae, which means 'Master Of Ulster'.
  • John married Affreca, the daughter of Gottred, the Norse King of the Isle of Man. Gottred was a powerful KIng protecting Johns Kingdom from the Vikings.
  • John Built a castle and re-built the cathedral in Downpatrick, Rory MacDunleavy's former Stronghold. John Declared that the bones of St Patrick were founded there.
  • John Started to make coins with his head on one side and St Patricks on the other angering Prince John of England.
  • Hugh de Lacy defeated John in a short war leaving John to run and Hide to live in Poverty in Europe.
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