Historical Nonfiction

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A pope gave Ireland to the King of England. Pope Alexander III, wanting to eradicate Celtic Christianity in Ireland, declared Catholic Henry II of England to be the rightful Irish sovereign. This papal declaration, issued in 1172, led to the English conquest of Ireland, which took several centuries to complete, by which time England no longer followed the Pope. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the Irish were able to regain their freedom. At which point, it was one of the most Catholic nations in the world. So it would seem Alexander III briefly got what he wanted … until the whole sexual abuse scandal thingy.

(Source: allfunandgames.ca)

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