Amlaib sentence example

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  • At any rate, in 851-852 the king of Lochlann (Norway) sent his son Amlaib (Olaf the White) to assume sovereignty over the Norsemen in Ireland and to receive tribute and vassals.
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  • Amlaib was accompanied by Ivar, who is stated in one source to have been his brother.
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  • Amlaib was opposed to the ardri Maelsechlainn I.
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  • This brave ruler gained a number of victories over the Norsemen, but in true Irish fashion they were never followed up. Although his successor Aed Finnliath (863-879) gave his daughter in marriage to Amlaib, no better relations were established.
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  • The most prominent figures at this time were Muirchertach " of the leather cloaks," son of Niall Glundub, Cellachan of Cashel and Amlaib (Olaf) Cuaran.
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  • The former, better known as Amlaib (Olaf) Cuaran, married the daughter of Constantine, king of Scotland, and fought at Brunanburh (938).
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  • In the first year of his reign as high-king he defeated them in a bloody battle at Tara, in which Amlaib's son, Ragnall, fell.
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  • This victory, won over the combined forces of the Scandinavians of Dublin, Man and the Isles, compelled Amlaib to deliver up all his captives and hostages, - among whom were Domnall Claen, king of Leinster, and several notables - to forgo the tribute which he had imposed upon the southern Hy Neill and to pay a large contribution of cattle and money.
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  • Amlaib's spirit was so broken by this defeat that he retired to the monastery of Hi, where he died the same year.
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  • After the battle of Tara he had placed his half-brother Gluniarind, son of Amlaib Cuaran, in Dublin.
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  • This prince was murdered in 989 and was succeeded by Sigtrygg Silkiskeggi, son of Amlaib and Gormflaith, sister of Maelmorda, king of Leinster.
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  • The power of the kingdom of Dublin had been already broken by the defeat of Amlaib Cuaran at Tara in 980, and the main result of the battle of Clontarf was to weaken the central power and to throw the whole island into a state of anarchy.
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  • For instance, Amlaib Cuaran was formally converted in England in 942 and was baptized by Wulfhelm of Canterbury.
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