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Hibernian Historical Highlights

(conventional; before Lucas decrypts old diaries and the Paladin awakens in 2001.)

30 - 1941

Hibernia, or Ortho earth, as the Metan scholars call it, is located between Meta Earth and Tirdia, or Prime, in the Timestream. For more information, see Hibernia central or one of the many other pages on this site.

circa 30 AD Pilate decides to release Christ; Ortho splits from Tirdia. The Orthans watch their counterparts crucify Christ, many repent, including the high priests.

30 The boundary line of the nexus spreads out in concentric circles from Jerusalem. Beyond it, events are identical to those on Tirdia, behind it they diverge rapidly.

30-50 Jerusalem becomes the centre of the Church; Gamaliel a leading proponent of Christianity and the author of the Scriptural book by his name.

55 Paul visits Hibernia and founds a church there.

57 Paul writes the book of Hibernians which occupies the place of Galatians in the Tirdian Bible.

614 The fall of Jerusalem to invading barbarians; the centre of the Church shifts to Rome.

April 23 1014 Brian Boru wins the battle of Clontarf, defeating Viking Sitric Silkbeard and completing the (long) nexus begun with Pilate. Boru and Tadgh Mor O'Kelly create a new royal line of Meathe from Cormac O'Malachy of Leinster and Catherine O'Niall of Ulster.

August 1, 1051 The first compact of the throne among four families.

1066 English tribes under Lord Kent and with some Irish and Welsh assistance push back Norman invasion, but fall to fighting among themselves afterwards.

1122 The Concordat of Worms publishes compromises in the dispute over Church reforms. Ireland wins most, and the centre of Church power shifts to Armaugh, and later to Tara.

1125 - 1195 Iftan Mufti, The Seer, gains a following in Afghanistan; his religion gradually spreads through the East.

1212 - 1220 John I (Devereaux) (first king of Norman extraction) a despot who is forced by the nobility place himself under the rule of law in 1215 in the Compact of Drogheda--essentially a forced recognition of the compact of 1051.

1260 - 1261 Patrick (O'Neill) III Reforms the calendar to the Hibernian (Tirdia: Gregorian starting 1582) by an 8-day adjustment in 1260.

1283 A war with Wales that ends in the subjection of its crown to Ireland

1340 - 1400 The Industrial Revolution in Ireland.

1441 - 1470 Thomas Rourke I brings much of Northern coastal Europe into the Irish economic sphere and his officials begin to establish offices in Africa. A few iron steamships are produced during this time but Ireland lacks the coal resources to make this economic and buys much of her coal from England, which throughout the period 1455 - 1485 is embroiled in a war among its leading families.

1471 - 1472 Murtaugh Rourke (the Red) I fights the short lived fourth Anglo-Irish war over coal. Ireland retains access under the coal treaty, but wins no land; earlier Irish lords who established holdings in England have been assimilated by this time. The Campbells, who had allied themselves with England, are removed as rulers of Scotland, and replaced by the Donalds, who are given the sword.

1472 - 1505 Patrick Reilly V (the explorer) Under this reign, Ireland becomes the dominant naval power though there are periodic conflicts with Spain and tensions with England, where resentment over the coal treaty grows, and Irish concerns over the English ability to supply coal securely are not assuaged after the English civil war ends in 1485. On Patrick's death, rebels at London kill the Irish agent and attack a ship, setting off the last Irish-Anglo war.

1492 First mention of Lilian Morgan as the Paladin.

1497 Sevillian entrepreneur Amerigo Vespucci hired by the Irish High King Patrick V "discovers" the New World.

1505 An Irish ship attacked at London; last Anglo-Irish war begins.

1505 - 1510 Patrick Reilly VI is king, and Sean Meathe his general in the English campaign. Finn MacCarthy is Sean's second-in-command.

1510 England is conquered; wars in Europe begin with the Dutch as allies at first. Patrick abdicates in favour of the popular Sean.

1534 After a tense meeting of bishops over the primacy of Rome or Tara, that of Tara is confirmed. The Bishop of Rome, not satisfied, goes home and raises an army to attack Ireland, but his fellow bishops, outraged by this, call the council of Trent in 1545 and excommunicate him, ending all claims of Roman primacy. The Bishop of Tara is again confirmed as "first among equals" and an extensive reform of the Church is undertaken that removes the power of bishops to interfere in secular affairs.

1549 Arrival of first Irish ship in Japan with Spanish-Basque Francis Xavier aboard; Japan an ally

1544 - 1551 Ireland's power abroad continues to expand, but there is chaos at home. The war of the Shamrocks erupts among rival families Rourke, Ryan, Monde, MacCarthy, Reilly, O'Brien, O'Neill, and O'Conor

1551 the second compact of the throne when James I (Meathe) enthroned; the ironwood shillelaugh carved as symbol of Irish supremacy in the Americas.

1566 - 1599 thirty years' war with Spain ending in Spain's collapse after battle of Seville 1599 Mar 25 under forces commanded by the king personally. Biological weapons were used by the Spanish.

1570 Kilkarney cadet school established.

1596 Irish peace established on Ortho.

1641 England revolts.

1642 - 1649 Third civil war in Ireland among MacCarthy, Reilly/Kent, and O'Neill, and England temporarily breaks loose from her control.

1649 Control re-established in England when on Richard Kent (some Scottish ancestry) becomes the only Englishmen ever to sit on the Emerald throne, marrying into the Reilly clan and helping it to win the civil war.

1672 - 1679 Brian O'Brien IV The great European war between the United Irish Kingdom and the German speaking nations.

1688 - 1690 Michael O'Brien I comes to power, but the nobility require him to sign an affirmation of the charter guaranteeing the supremacy of the House of Lords over the throne before they will crown him.

1735 first space flights.

1745 - 1750 The "East West" war between the Irish led European states and the Japanese confederacy, ends with the use of nuclear weapons on Japan.

1751 Forging of the royal swords; nuclear weapons banned. First colony established on the moon.

1755 - 1791 Thomas O'Niall II also called Thomas the unbeliever, Thomas the corrupt and Thomas the Sodomite. His sybaritic reign left the monarchy in a state of near bankruptcy, social and moral chaos, and widespread crime amidst the ostensible prosperity of the flowering of science. In 1791 Thomas is murdered by a young boy, and anarchy ensues until the Metan information appears on the scene.

1765 - 1775 Numerous asteroids are brought to earth-moon orbit and mined.

1791 In the chaos, all-out war breaks out between India and Afghanistan, leaving much of the region sterile from nuclear and biological agents.

1750 - 1790 The beginning of the information age; computers developed and flourish, then standardize and stagnate. Society goes on a downward moral spiral and Irish society all but collapses. In the plagues of the 1750s and 1760s the world's population declines to half. The Church, in great decline, loses control of marriage.

1787 War with France starts.

1790 a worldwide system crash and William Foley's computing monopoly bankrupts.

1791 founding of the Federation of Ortho and Para

May 10 Meta reveals the timestream technology and historians collect data from Tirdia; a huge revival begins.

August 12 Battle of Paris between despotic King Louis of France and Irish forces lead by Conn Meathe.

The space program dies as all bases are abandoned.

1792 - 1815 Conn I comes to the throne holding the swords of Meathe, O'Conor and Devereaux; family records are deliberately destroyed and by an unwritten agreement, this family is given the throne permanently to avoid further bloodshed. He is either Conn Meathe, Conn Devereaux or Turlough ("Conn") O'Conor. His is called the "three swords dynasty" and rules until 1941.

1792 The great revival begins under evangelists Charles and Maddie Haddon.

1795 The conclave of Jerusalem; the picture of the weeping bishops taken.

1798 The Battle of Seville ends the war with Spain.

1800 The Covenant of the Living outlaws chemical biological warfare.

1801 Bishops' encyclical "Christian Doctrine in Faith and Practice".

1810 Ship and aerial warfare banned; another war with France erupts.

1811 The decade commission agrees on standards.

1845 - 1849 The Corn famine in England, the English diaspora

1847 - 1850 The second war with Japan.

1851 Use of explosives and guns in war banned; arsenal at Kilkarney created.

1882 The seat of government moves uptown and Old Town goes into decline

1897 Angus MacAllister wins Monaco from Gordon Donald at the Highland games.

1912 - 1932 Conn III (the prolific) (b 1869) wife Ann, children James (III) - 1890, Jamie - 1890 (fostered, marries Gordon Donald) Ann (adopted, marries Rourke), Elizabeth (Ryan), Carole (Reilly), Daisy (Devereaux), Maisy (Holdom) and Patricia (O'Toole).

1912 - 1917 Second great European war; another plague near the end, Japan's second rebellion.

1924 Return to space. Old bases are refurbished and reoccupied.

1925 Elizabeth Ryan's mother is a leader of the Childrens' crusade and the custom of the amphora begins. Her brother James III introduces the corresponding crowned heart for men.

1939-1945 The Three Worlds' War engulfs Waterworld, Tirdia, and Hibernia. Ireland fights Germany and her allies in Europe, and Japan rebels again.

1940 James III and his older son killed. Young James becomes High King James IV (but is not crowned).

1941 Nov 1 The King banished at age 24; the Donals Donal I (Donal Tobin) takes over; protectorate established.

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