The Earl of Desmond is killed (38 words)

Historical Context Note

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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.

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