The Danish inventor on trial for killing a journalist aboard his self-built submarine watched a video in which a woman was decapitated hours before the alleged murder of a Swedish journalist, a court heard Wednesday.
The history of Ireland 800–1169 covers the period in the history of Ireland from the first Viking raids to the Norman invasion.
People lived in rural communities, and the only larger settlements were monastic towns of varying sizes.
In the 12th century, propaganda text like Caithréim Chellacháin Chaisil and Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib were composed.
Even though the historical accuracy of these accounts is dubious, the Cogad especially has had a great impact on the interpretation of Irish medieval history until recently.
The monasteries played an important part in society, not just with regards to religious and cultural life, but also to economy and politics.
Christianization had begun in the 5th century, and by the early 9th century the island was almost entirely Christian.
The surviving materials usually exist in the form of much later copies, and it is only from comparison of the various texts that the original documents can be reconstructed.