An Illustrated History of Ireland

By Margaret Anne Cusack (Sister Mary Frances Clare)

CONTENTS

(Chapters XIX. to XXIV.)

« Chapters XIII. to XVIII. | Chapters XXV. to XXX. »

CHAPTER XIX.

Quarrels of the English BaronsThe InterdictJohn crushes and starves an Archdeacon to DeathKing John's Visit to IrelandHe starves the Wife and Son of Earl de Braose to DeathHenry de LondresThe Poet O'DalyObituaries of Good MenHenry III.Regulations about the ViceroyThe Scorch VillainScandalous Conduct of the ViceroysThree Claimants for ConnaughtDeath of Hugh CrovdergFelim O'ConnorHenry's Foreign AdvisersPlots against the Earl of PembrokeHe is wounded treacherouslyHis Pious DeathMisfortunes of the Early SettlersDe Marisco's Son is hanged for High Treason, and he dies miserably in Exile.

CHAPTER XX.

The Age was not all EvilGood Men in the World and in the CloisterReligious Houses and their FoundersThe Augustinians and CisterciansFranciscans and DominicansTheir close FriendshipDominican HousesSt. Saviour's, DublinThe Black Abbey, KilkennyFranciscan HousesYoughalKilkennyMultifarnhamTimoleagueDonegalCarmelite Convents and FriarsRising of the Connaught MenA Plunderer of the EnglishBattle of DownpatrickThe MacCarthys defeat the Geraldines at KenmareWar between De Burgo and FitzGerald.

CHAPTER XXI.

Reign of Edward I.Social State of IrelandEnglish TreacheryIrish Chieftains set at VarianceThe Irish are refused the Benefit of English LawFeuds between the Cusacks and the BarrettsDeath of Boy O'NeillThe Burkes and the GeraldinesQuarrel between FitzGerald and De VesciPossessions obtained by Force or FraudWhy the Celt was not LoyalThe Governors and the GovernedRoyal Cities and their ChartersDublin Castle, its Officers, Law CourtsA Law Court in the Fourteenth CenturyIrish Soldiers help the English KingA Murder for which Justice is refusedExactions of the NoblesInvasion of BruceRemonstrance to the PopeThe Scotch Armies withdrawn from Ireland.

CHAPTER XXII.

The ButlersQuarrels of the Anglo-Norman NoblesTreachery and its ConsequencesThe Burkes proclaim themselves IrishOpposition ParliamentsThe Statute of Kilkenny and its EffectsMistakes of English WritersSocial Life in Ireland described by a French Knight"Banishment" to IrelandRichard II. visits Ireland.

CHAPTER XXIII.

Henry IV.A Viceroy's DifficultiesThe Houses of York and LancasterThe Colony almost BankruptLiterary Ladies in IrelandA Congress of LiteratiThe Duke of York is made ViceroyAffection of the Irish for himPopularity of the Yorkists in IrelandA Book given for a RansomDesolating Effects of the Wars of the RosesAccession of Henry VII.Insurrection of the YorkistsSimnel is crowned in DublinWarbeck's InsurrectionPoyning's ParliamentPoyning's Law and its EffectsThe Earl of Kildare accused of TreasonHis Defence and PardonHis Quickwitted SpeechesHe is acquitted honorablyHis Letter to the GherardiniAriosto.

CHAPTER XXIV.

The Reign of Henry VIII.The Three Eras in Irish History: Military Violence, Legal Iniquity, and Religious OppressionThe Earl of KildareReport on the State of IrelandThe Insurrection of Silken ThomasHis Execution with his five UnclesFirst Attempt to introduce the Reformation in IrelandReal Cause of the English SchismThe King acts as Head of the ChurchThe New Religion enacted by Law, and enforced by the SwordHow the Act was opposed by the Clergy, and how the Clergy were disposed ofDr. Browne's Letter to HenryThe Era of Religious PersecutionMassacre of a Prelate, Priest, and FriarsWholesale Plunder of Religious Property.

(Chapters XXV. to XXX.) »

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