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    Topographia Hibernica (The Topography of Ireland, 1187) & Expugnatio Hibernica (The Conquest of Ireland, 1189) by Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales)

    Gerald of Wales (b. 1146, d. 1223) composed the Topography of Ireland in between 1186 and 1188, after his travels in Ireland in 1183 and with Prince John in 1185.

    Giraldus Cambrensis Ms: National Library of Ireland 700
    Topographia Hibernica
    One Irish axeman carries another on his back
    One Irish axeman slays another
    An Irish king bathes in a stew of mare's meat
    An Irishman riding a horse
    Two Irishmen of Connaught paddling a coracle
    Expugnatio Hibernica
    Dermot MacMurrough, King of Leinster
    Maurice FitzGerald
    A king


    Large images of Giraldus Cambrensis Ms: British Library Royal 13 B VIII
    One Irish axeman carries another
    One Irish axeman slays another
    An Irish king bathes in a stew of mare's meat
    Two Irishmen of Connaught paddling a coracle. An Irishman riding a horse

    A copy from the 3rd quarter of the 13th century:
    Giraldus Cambrensis Ms: Bodleian Library Laud Misc. 720, pt.II.
    One Irish axeman slays another
    An axeman slays a white mare
    An Irish king bathes in a stew of mare's meat
    Two Irishmen of Connaught paddling a coracle

    MIRROR SITES
    Giraldus Cambrensis Ms: National Library of Ireland 700
    Giraldus Cambrensis Ms: British Library Royal 13 B VIII
    Giraldus Cambrensis Ms: Bodleian Library Laud Misc. 720, pt.II.

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