The Earl of Desmond is killed (38 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

The Earl of Desmond, who had been attainted for treason in Ireland, seized and killed by a local Irish clan. His inheritance, in the form of large estates, are granted to Sir Walter Raleigh and other English adventurers.

Citation:
Editors. "The Earl of Desmond is killed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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