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Sir Francis Bryan, the Vicar of Hell

| February 2, 2012

Sir Francis Bryan, the Vicar of Hell

On this day in history, 2nd February 1550, Sir Francis Bryan 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 O’Carrolls”. In “The Tudors”, Sir Francis Bryan is a one-eyed rake […]