they could not recount or narrate or enumerate or tell what all the people of Ireland suffered ..of hardship and injury and oppression in every house from these ruthless, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people.' It was the shrill and outraged gibbering of priests, like the writer of this passage from The War of the Irish and the Foreigners, which gave the Vikings their reputation for being bloodthirsty savages. ??NOT THEIR DEEDS??