Updated: Oct 28, 2022
Hugh de Lacy was the first person to hold the role of what would become the Viceroy of Ireland. In other words he was second in command to King John who was recognised by Rome as the Lord of Ireland. As the King’s right hand man it would have been de Lacy’s duty to become intimately acquainted with the various members of the Anglo-Irish society. One of these members descended from the line of an ancient rival family, John de Courcy. John was an ambitious renegade knight and a devious plotter. It would however be the ambition and drive that would open the opportunity to take him down.