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Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings$
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James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264508

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.001.0001

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Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

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(p.410) (p.411) 18 Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo
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Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings
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Ní Máire Mhaonaigh

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0018

This chapter discusses the historical accounts of Viking raids in Ireland and Britain during the last years of the eighth century or the early years of the ninth. It compares the accounts of Bede and Alcuin of York and the historical relevance of the role of the Mayo monastery, Bishop Colmán, and Gerald of Mayo. The chapter provides background information on the lives of both Colmán and Gerald.

Keywords:   Viking raids, Britain, Ireland, Bede, Alcuin of York, Mayo monastery, Bishop Colmán, Gerald of Mayo

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