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The Viceroys of Ireland   By: (1884-)

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[Frontispiece: The Earl of Aberdeen, K.T.]

THE VICEROYS OF

IRELAND

THE STORY OF THE LONG LINE OF NOBLEMEN

AND THEIR WIVES WHO HAVE RULED

IRELAND AND IRISH SOCIETY FOR

OVER SEVEN HUNDRED

YEARS

BY

CHARLES O'MAHONY

WITH PHOTOGRAVURE FRONTISPIECE AND THIRTY TWO OTHER

PORTRAITS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON

JOHN LONG, LIMITED

NORRIS STREET, HAYMARKET

MCMXII

TO

MY WIFE

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PREFACE

This is the first complete history of the viceroys of Ireland, the only other book on the subject being the late Sir John T. Gilbert's, which was published in 1864. But as he dealt with the viceroys between 1172 and 1509 only, his book has no claim to completeness. In common with all writers on Ireland, however, I must express my acknowledgments to Gilbert. His keen and discerning research work, covering the first two hundred years of the viceroyalty, has been of the utmost value to me.

Irish affairs appear certain to monopolize public and parliamentary attention this year, and on this account I think that the history of the men who have ruled Ireland for nearly seven hundred and fifty years will be read with interest.

Of the illustrations, that of Lord Aberdeen is from a photograph by M. Lafayette of Dublin and London, who has also supplied the photographs of Lady Aberdeen, Lords Dudley, Spencer, Londonderry, Cadogan, and Crewe, King Edward at the {x} Dublin Exhibition, and those of the Viceregal Lodge, St. Patrick's Hall, and the Throne Room in Dublin Castle. All the other illustrations are from photographs of the originals in the National Portrait Gallery, Dublin.

CHARLES O'MAHONY

LONDON

June , 1912

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CONTENTS

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CHAPTER I 15 CHAPTER II 28 CHAPTER III 48 CHAPTER IV 62 CHAPTER V 71 CHAPTER VI 86 CHAPTER VII 103 CHAPTER VIII 120 CHAPTER IX 139 CHAPTER X 161 CHAPTER XI 173 CHAPTER XII 188 CHAPTER XIII 201 CHAPTER XIV 216 CHAPTER XV 229 CHAPTER XVI 242 CHAPTER XVII 261 CHAPTER XVIII 271 CHAPTER XIX 289 CHAPTER XX 303 CHAPTER XXI 313 CHAPTER XXII 326

INDEX 343

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

FACING PAGE

THE EARL OF ABERDEEN Frontispiece

THE VICEREGAL LODGE, DUBLIN 30

THE THRONE ROOM, DUBLIN CASTLE 42

ST. PATRICK'S HALL, DUBLIN CASTLE 54

ROBERT DEVEREUX, EARL OF ESSEX 68

CHARLES BLOUNT, LORD MOUNTJOY 78

THOMAS WENTWORTH, EARL OF STRAFFORD 84

JAMES BUTLER, FIRST DUKE OF ORMONDE 86

OLIVER CROMWELL 90

ARTHUR, EARL OF ESSEX 100

LORD WHARTON 130

JOHN, LORD CARTERET 140

EARL OF CHESTERFIELD 150

EARL OF HARRINGTON 152

MARQUIS TOWNSHEND 176

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