invasion: the normans
This series explores the 12th Century Norman invasion of Ireland, a real-life Game of Thrones that changed the history of Europe forever.
2 x 60'
Episode Information850 years ago, the Normans were one of the world’s most powerful military forces, dominating Britain, France and Sicily. Over two episodes we will explore the 12th Century Norman invasion of Ireland. Generally considered English or Welsh, the Normans were in fact as much French as British. Boasting a fascinating cast of characters, including the powerful Norman king Henry II; the opportunistic Norman lord Strongbow; the ruthless Irish king Diarmait; and his ambitious daughter Aoife, who became Strongbow’s wife, this documentary series tells one of history’s most epic stories. It’s a real-life Game of Thrones that changed the history of Europe forever.