Monday, August 31, 2015

Fact of the Day: King of Ireland

Ireland never had a true king (rather smaller ones over different regions) over the whole island nation until the English took over. Even after that, most English monarchs were never called "King of Ireland" but instead were called Lord of Ireland. King Henry VIII was the first English monarch to use the title King of Ireland instead of Lord of Ireland. The nation of Ireland became independent from the United Kingdom in the 20th century. 

10 comments:

Huggybear said...

Adam.
(5.11 pm Monday 31st)
I don't think the Irish will be all that amused.
Ulster or Northern Ireland is still British!
Until all Ireland is united, the country remains divided.
Cheers
B J Hunnicut

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting. I didn't know that.

Martha said...

Something new learned today!

bj said...

Always learning here...:)

Margaret D said...

Interesting.l

stephen Hayes said...

I'm not so sure Catholic Ireland was happy having a Protestant king.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Lord or King the Irish sure weren't happy either way

A Beer for the Shower said...

Oh, so THAT'S why it's called LORD of the Dance.

DEZMOND said...

shame on them Brits for calling themselves Kings of Ireland... in their dreams maybe! Long live Eire!