1169 and All That: Ireland's Tumultuous History

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Society of Genealogists

14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Greater London

Live online Zoom talk. Ireland’s tumultuous history, especially over the past 500 years, is a story of successive waves of invasion, land confiscation, famine, banishment, slavery, emigration & other vast movements of population. Rosalind McCutcheon and Jill Williams cover all of this. Plus they look at an earlier period of the island’s history, when it was a centre of peace and learning that drew visitors from many countries. They describe the early social system. And they tell us about the fascinating legal system, known as the Brehon Laws. These are now the second oldest set of codified laws in the world. They are being examined anew by legal experts in this century, to see if any of the precepts, which include rights for women, no capital punishment, no prisons and protection for the disabled, can be applied to our present world. You can join Ros and Jill for a Questions session at the end of the talk.

For more information on this event: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/1169-and-all-that-irelands-tumultuous-history

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Thursday 13th August 2020 14:00 - 15:00


Live online talk: £10.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists discount: £5.00 The day before the talk, an email invitation will be sent to all who have booked which includes a password and link to the talk - remember to check your spam folder! Please ensure your Zoom name is similar to the one used to book the talk. Zoom is a free application. If you have not used Zoom before, you can find out more and download the application ahead of time at www.zoom.us

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