THE NEW POLICY OF HENRY VIII: NOTES

Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull

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[1] There is a summary of this paper in Calendar of State Papers, Hen. VIII (1515), ii, No. 1366, p. 371; Miss C. Maxwell gives part of the document in her Irish History from Contemporary Sources (1923), p. 79 seq.

[2] Lansdowne MS. 159, fol. 3.

[3] Cotton MSS., Dom., xviii, fol. 101-102 ; title, "In Thomond, anno 8 Hen. VIII." There is a later and incorrect copy of this return in Trinity College, Dublin, MS. G. 2. 16.

[4] Add. MSS. 28, 578, fol. 194 ; and 28, 579, fol. 329. These are copies of manuscripts in Brussels.

[5] Letter to the Earl of Surrey, September 1520 (S.P., Hen. VIII, ii, 51-54).

[6] 26 Hen. VIII, in Irish Statutes (1786), i, 90.

[7] "Information against Lord Leonard Grey, Carew," Calendar. i, No. 149, pp. 167-168.

[8] Carew, Cal. i, No. 86, pp. 105, 103.

[9] Carew, Cal. i, No. 88, p. 108.

[10] Ibid., No. 153, p. 174.

[11] Sir Anthony St Leger to Henry VIII, February 21, 1541, S. P., Hen. VIII, iii, 285 seq.

[12] Betha Coluimchille, ed. A. O'Kelleher and G. Schoepperle (1918).

[13] Dánta Grádha, ed. T. F. O'Rahilly and R. Flower (1926).

[14] The negotiations with Conn O'Neill and his articles of submission will be found in Carew, Cal., i, No. 167, p. 188, and No. 174, p. 199 ; Morrin, Calendar of Patent Rolls, i, 85 ; Cal. S. P. , Hen. VIII, xvii, Nos. 884 and 885 p. 511 ; MS. Titus B, xi, 385 (British Museum).

[15] One of these shrewd and sensible letters of Conn O'Neill will be found in Appendix VI. For his imprisonment see Carew, Cal. i, No. 248, p. 367.

[16] Edited by L. McKenna for the Irish Texts Society (1918).

[17] Carew, Cal., i, No. 200, pp. 245-246.

[18] Shane said that Conn, his father, "being a gentleman, made it a rule never to refuse paternity to any child brought to him as his own" a remark which illuminates the habits of the chiefs with regard to their clans-people.

[19] 23 Hen. VIII, inIrish Statutes, vol. 1, 176 ; and see Cal. S. P., Hen. VIII, xvi, No. 926, p. 446.

[20] Carew, Cal., i, No. 200, pp. 235 seq.

[21] See "Tyrone's Rental" December 18, 1610, described by Sir Tobias Caulfeild, in Cal. S.P.I., James I, No. 931, p. 532 seq.

[22] Fynes Moryson, The Commonwealth of Ireland, in C. L. Falkiner's Illustrations of Irish History, pp. 242, 246.

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