ULSTER , aprovince of
See also:Ireland occupying the
See also:part of the
See also:island . It includes the counties
See also:Fermanagh, Tyrone,
See also:Armagh and Down . Ulster (Uladh) was one of the early provincial kingdoms of Ireland, formed, according to the legendary
See also:chronicles, at the Milesian
See also:conquest of the island ten centuries before Christ, and given to the descendants of Ir, one of the sons of Mileadh . Interprovincial
See also:wars frequently altered its boundaries, notably in 332 when the three Collas, sons of Eochaidh Doimhlein, conquered the
See also:land between the
See also:Boyne and Lough
See also:Neagh, which became a
See also:kingdom under the name of Uriel (Oriel or Orgial) . Its princes maintained themselves until the close of the 16th century . In 1177
See also:John de
See also:Courci, with the countenance of
See also:Henry II., set out to the conquest of Ulster . His operations were gradually successful, and he became
See also:deputy of Ireland in 1186 (see above) . The nominal reign of the last
See also:king of Ulster closed in 1200 . In 1585 Lord Deputy
See also:Sir John
See also:Perrot undertook the shining of Ulster (excluding the counties Antrim and Down, which had already taken shape); and his
See also:work, though of little immediate effect owing to the rising of Hugh O'Neill, served as a basis for the division of the territory at the
See also:plantation of Ulster in the reign of
See also:James I .
HERMANN ULRICI (1806-1884)
EARLS OF ULSTER
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