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2 February 1550 – Death of Sir Francis Bryan, “the Vicar of Hell”

| February 2, 2016

2 February 1550 – Death of Sir Francis Bryan, “the Vicar of Hell”

On this day in history, 2nd February 1550, Sir Francis Bryan, courtier, diplomat, poet and a man nicknamed “the Vicar of Hell”, died suddenly at Clonmel in Ireland. He had settled in Ireland after marrying Joan Butler, Dowager Countess of Ormond, and had travelled to Tipperary as Lord Justice “to check the incursions of the […]