on a side note because they are all dead... BUT when they were living I'd spend every day at their house on the lake with them because they took care of me and I found them interesting. They all had interesting stories about where they came from but my last name Bryant comes from the first kind of Ireland Brian Boru, my name means Son of Bryn, Bryn means Raven >.< and my family crest is an azure background with a golden cross across it which has red diamonds on it so you can imagine the stories that came from them. On my mom side however they just lived crazy lifes and went all over the world, they all day pretty much about the same time and I miss them dearly, but thats life. I used to visit my Great grandma everyday at the hospital she out lived all of her kids at the age of 95 she died, even though she was old her mind was young so i enjoyed her company alot.
Originally Posted by GoddessGood
anyways (i typed all of this from a thing that traces our family back for ever >.> i went four wheeling today got home and had nothing better to do.Maybe you might find it interesting.)
Brian Boru Born in 941 A.D. of royal blood in the province of Munster he became chieftain of Dalcais in the north area of that province and eventually its king by the force of vigor of his warrior-like leadership and administrative skills. "By the 8th century monasteries had become secular lordships in all but name. Their wealth and stores of precious vessels, made of them, an inviting target for the marauding vikings." the ancient seat of the high king from Tara to Cashel of the Rock and got to work. Amongst his paradoxically, when king Brian was ready to fight the Vikings he was too old to wield a sword. So the great army he built up he placed in the hands of his 2 sons, both strong, willful and trained in generalship. The vikings decided to stand therir ground at Clontarf beside their Dublin settlement where they could rmbroil their Leinster Allies in the battle to come. Their fellow Vikings came in thousands to help them from the Isle of Man, Orkneys and elsewhere. THe great Irish army moved relentlessly to Clontarf to attack the foreigners. Brian was an inspiration to his warriors. The battle began on April 23rd, Good Friday, the year 1014. Grappling in a close fight all day the Irish side Gained ground in mighty Hand-to hand single combat with their long "swords of light". Brian's encouragement prevailed and the retreat of survivors from the battle field to the sea began, It was a momentous event in Irish history but the price was high. While in the flight a foreign soldier spotter King Brian in his saying a prayer of Thanksgiving for a and final victory. The Viking leader Broder on hearing this returned in rage and attacked Brian with his sword. Old as he was the king severed his attackers 2 legs as the battle ace fell heavily on his head. On his longed=for day of victory the great, well loved monarch died. It was king Brian's life work that began the aspirations of the Irish nation everywhere to resist foreign domination whenever and wherever it had forced itself into the motherland.
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Let them hail the hollow one Bow before the damned Forge ahead into the night Forget the lessons of the past Follow the lead to failure Relinquish and pay no mind....