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Encyclopedia > Fedlimid Rechtmar

Fedlimid Rechtmar (Feidhlimidh Reachtmhar), son of Tuathal Teachtmhar, was a legendary High King of Ireland of the 2nd century. He took the throne by overthrowing Mal, who had killed his father. He instituted a law similar to the Roman lex talionis, that is, an eye for an eye. and died in his sleep after ruling for nine years. Tuathal Teachtmhar was a legendary High King of Ireland, reputed to have ruled in the 1st or 2nd century. ... The office of High King of Ireland (Irish: Ard Rí Érenn) was in origin a pseudohistorial construct of the eighth century that placed a king of all Ireland atop the fragmented pyramid of kingship that actually existed at that time. ... (1st century - 2nd century - 3rd century - other centuries) Events Roman Empire governed by the Five Good Emperors (96–180) – Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Literally law as retaliation in the Latin language, lex talionis is the belief that the purpose of the law is to provide retaliation for an offended party. ...

Preceded by:
High King of Ireland
AFM 110-119 AD
FFE 104-113 AD
Succeeded by:
Cathair Mor

. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The High Kingship of Ireland was a pseudohistorical construct of the eighth century AD, a projection into the distant past of a political entity that did not become reality until the ninth century. ... Signature page from the Annals of the Four Masters Entry for A.D. 432 The Annals of the Four Masters or the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters are a chronicle of medieval Irish history. ... Seathrún Céitinn, known in English as Geoffrey Keating, was a 17th century Irish clergyman, poet and historian. ... Cathair Mor was a second-century Irish monarch who ruled for only two or three years, principally by conducting bloody wars. ...

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Mal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (109 words)
He took the throne when he overthrew Tuathal Teachtmhar on the hill of Cennguba on the plain of Mag Line (Moylinny).
After ruling for four years he was then overthrown by Tuathal's son Fedlimid Rechtmar.
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