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1597 - Burgh, Thomas - To Privy Council of England

Allusion
Date 31 May 1597
Author Burgh, Thomas
Title Letter from Sir Thomas Burgh and Privy Council of Ireland to Privy Council of England
Mentions Traitors of Feagh M'Hugh faction dangerous if left as Robin Hoods

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-01. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-30.

Allusion

[...] A remnant of traitors of the Feagh M'Hugh faction still on foot in Low Leinster. They are capital persons, and men of action, who being left as Robin Hoods, may be dangerous disturbers of the whole state of Leinster, especially to kindle a new fire upon the borders. It is thought expedient to prosecute these men, and that the Earl of Ormonde have the charge committed to him. His good services, which deserve acknowledgment from the Privy Council, as they have been done at his own expense, without entertainment from Her Majesty. [...][1]

Source notes

MS ref.: Vol. CXCIX, No. 66. Marginal note: "May 31. Dublin." The cited text is a calendar summary or paraphrase of the original.

IRHB comments

Sir Thomas Burgh was Lord Deputy of Ireland, 3rd Baron Burgh (c.1558-1597) and 7th Baron Strabolgi. The allusion has not been noted in previous lists or studies.

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