de Lacy Chronicles : A History of the de Lacy Family
A non-fiction Odyssey, chronicling the stirring history of just one family through time. The de Lacy family. Warring Norsemen to Norman Lords. Onward to England, and 1066, Establishing Pontefract Castle as The Key to the North. Later other members of the family including John de Lacy at the signing of the Magna Carta. Henry de Lacy the closest confidant of King Edward I. Walter de Lacy established on the medieval English/Welsh border The de Lacy family, became leading Welsh Marcher Lords. Better described as 'War Lords'. Hugh de Lacy the first 'Viscount of Ireland'. Fighting for the expansion of English rule in Ireland. Later the de Lacy family fought against the Crown. The de Lacy family now 'living beyond the pale'. The de Lacy struggle until 1691 and the fall of Limerick 'The Flight of the Wild Geese." Over the next two centuries, the de Lacy family were at the forefront of most European wars. In America a de Lacy on both sides of the Civil War of 1861. One thousand years, of the de Lacy family, their triumphs, and tragedies. .
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 140 x 216 x 9mm | 200g
- 04 Aug 2016
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About MR Roy a Lacy
Hi, I am Roy Lacy my family could be called Liverpool Irish. Both of my Grandparents were from an Irish background. In, my twenties together with my wife Marjorie we moved into a life of sales and marketing. Along the way, our two children David and Catherine were born. A typical if not an exciting life of a well-balanced family. Once retired and in my mid-seventies, completely out of character my life changed. Neither a scholar, historian or academic I decided to write a book. Now re-issued with an improved sentence structure for better reading. Pontefract Castle had advertised a summer picnic together with historical enactments. On arrival; my excited nine-year-old Grandson ran to look at the first information board which showed an illustration of Ilbert de Lacy the founder of the castle. "Grandad the man who built the castle was called Lacy as well. Did it used to be our castle"? "Oh, yes" teased his mother. Louis started quizzing me, as only a nine-year-old can. Louis wanted to know, did we (he) have a claim on the castle! There were so many more questions as the day went on about the de Lacy family. I promised Louis that I would research a few de Lacy facts for him... I had no idea, what I had agreed to. My de Lacy quest had started! Three years later I am ready to share these chronicles with you.