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Warring Norsemen became respected under lords in Normandy. The chronicle of the de Lacy origins soon to be the all-powerful Lords. Tap or click to discover their story
Pontefract Castle The key to the North. The Battle of Hastings 1066. Ilbert de Lacy fought for King William and was sent to the North to defend Norman England. The de Lacy dynasty and the Honour of Pontefract. Tap or click to discover their chronicle.
Walter de Lacy and his son Roger were Welsh Marcher Lords (some say warlords) King William appointed them as Marsher Lords; they raised armies and created their laws and taxes. In return, they only paid allegiance to the King and the Church. Their task hold or increase the border with Wales. Tap or click to learn about their struggle.
Pope Adrian IV asked King Henry II to subject Ireland to English rule. The King requested Hugh de Lacy accompany him in the Invasion. Baron Hugh de Lacy became the 1st Viceroy of Ireland. In 1172 King Henry II granted the kingdom of Meath Hugh de Lacy. The de Lacy’s were in Ireland, and to stay, Tap or click to see what happened.
When the last of the de Lacy Earls and Barons ended. When Pontefract, Ludlow and Trim castles returned to the Crown. Was this the end for the deLacy’s?Loyal de Lacy's cousins rebuilt their futures in England, Wales, and Ireland. Here in Limerick is the explosive story of the most successful de Lacy rebirth. Tap or click to follow.
About the de Lacy's, Are you one? The de Lacy name derives from a noble medieval Norman family whose origins further back in history can be found in the de Lacy Origins chronicles.Once translated from Norse, Latin and Norman/French, the English version since 1066 is de Lacy. The ‘de’ means 'from' when used by Norman noble families; Tap or click to delve deeper into the past!