December 31 – Sir William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland

| December 31, 2022

December 31 – Sir William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland

On this day in Tudor history, 31st December 1535, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir William Skeffington died at Kilmainham in Dublin. Skeffington was Lord Deputy of Ireland and was known as “the Gunner” due to his use of heavy artillery while taking Maynooth Castle in County Kildare. The whole garrison there were […]

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