Church and state in Angevin Ireland
By W.L. Warren
Chronicon: An Electronic History Journal, Vol.1 (1997)
Abstract: An examination of the ecclesiastical policy of the first Angevin kings in Ireland suggests that the period 1171-1216 constitutes a distinct phase in Irish history characterised by a desire on the part of Henry II and king John to pursue a policy of peaceful co-existence between Irish and Anglo-Norman, rather than division and competition; a more colonial attitude becomes apparent during the minority of Henry III.