Luaithrenn the Falconer`s Wife
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Luaithrenn the Falconer`s Wife's History
1168: Born in what we would now call Ireland, in the northern reaches (modern County Tyrone) at the Cranlome near Ballyreach, to a cousin to the Lords of Tyrone (who were to be a thorn in the side of Queen Elizabeth I in later centuries). 1186: Father dies while fishing off the Giant`s Causeway (some say he was poisoned, others that he was pushed off the vessel) and Luaithrenn`s mother is left destitute. Luaithrenn, as the eldest daughter of the house, is married off to a minor English lord living near Dublinderry who promises to keep the family lands safe from viking raiders. 1188: Luaithrenn runs away with the viking raiders in order to escape her abusive husband. She convinces them to spare her family and her father`s lands, and gives them the secrets to her husband`s manor. The vikings make one final raid, taking the evil husband with them, and he is never heard from again. Luaithrenn divides his lands among the vassals who held the land for her late husband and heads home to the Cranlome to help her mother run the estate. 1190: Luaithrenn`s mother Judith has become most pious, and desires to go on pilmigrage to Jerusalem. Luaithrenn finds this odd, but agrees to leave the Cranlome under the care of her mother`s family and accompanies her mother across the sea to England. Luaithrenn and Judith set off across England, bound for London where Judith will find passage to the Holy Lands. The journey is long and hard, but finally Judith is safely ensconced on a ship with a group of pilgrims of similar mind, and Luaithrenn elects to remain in London until her mother`s return. 1191: Luaitrenn has been in London for a year when she meets a young falconer who has traveled to England from the southern lands of Andalusia....