A history of the FitzGeralds 1545 to 1612.

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In Collection: Duke of Leinster Papers.
Description: Topics included are the marriage of Queen Mary of Scotland to the Dauphin of France; Gerald’s marriage to Mabel, daughter of Sir Anthony Brown; his Irish status restored by letters patent in 1552; the proclamation of Lady Jane Grey as Queen; Gerald’s part against the insurgents under Sir Thomas Wyatt; the restoration of all his estates in Ireland and his title of Earl of Kildare and Baron of Offaly by Mary I; his arrival back to Ireland; the accession of Elizabeth I; the submission of O’Neill to the Queen; the First Desmond Rebellion; the arrest and release of Kildare, 1575-1576; the Second Desmond Rebellion; the arrest of Kildare and his sonin-law; his later release; his death in 1585 and the contents of his will; the succession of Henry FitzGerald, 12th Earl of Kildare, ‘Henri na Tuagh’ or ‘Henry of the Battleaxes’; altercation between Kildare and the Earl of Essex; his refusal to join Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone; the Nine Years War; Kildare’s death from a wound in 1597; marriage of Lady Bridget, daughter of Henry FitzGerald, in 1603 to Rory O’Donnell, Earl of Tyrconnell; William FitzGerald, 13th Earl of Kildare, brother of Henry; his death in 1599; the life of Edward FitzGerald, third son of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, and father of Gerald FitzGerald, 14th Earl of Kildare; the succession of Gerald FitzGerald, 14th Earl of Kildare; and the death of the Countess Mabel in 1610.
Main Creator: Leinster, Charles William Fitzgerald, Duke of, 1819-1887
Language: English
Extent: 1 volume.
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: MS 48,176 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.0