Yeah some draw - the Northmen were left floating in Dublin Bay face down. [/quote:2y8ubxs9]Catalpa said:I think it was an analysis based on Njall's Saga, not so much the Irish lost, but that it was a draw. It was certainly a pyrrhic victory.Riadach said:Who said that? :shock:Catalpa said:In fairness, some have it that the Irish didn't win at all.Riadach said:no,same score as last time,pocleary said:[quote="Riadach":2y8ubxs9]Anything new?
though one imagines if the Irish had not destroyed the power of the Danes/Norse in 1014, the battles in 1066 for kingship of england may have been different, the Battle of Stanford Bridge I reckon would have gone to the Danes, and perhaps the Normans would have faired differently,
They gained their inheritance one could say.
Indeed, no manoeuvrability there in fairness, though they were probably considering that they were invulnerable to any flanking manoeuvre. They probably adopted a shield wall, which they felt was impenetrable. As the man said, good defensive war, but poor aggressive one. Perhaps they were overconfidant in their abilities, one rout and they would be destroyed. No room for a covered retreat either.Sure they fought well but but they picked a lousy position to fight the battle on - with their backs to the sea.