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'The Knight's Tale' / Sparky, Booker

Tales of Medieval Dublin

Swansea University Author: Sparky, Booker

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This chapter examines the life of Christopher St Lawrence, baron of Howth, north county Dublin, in the mid to late sixteenth century. He was a member of the Old English community of Ireland, educated in England, but came into conflict with 'New English' administrators that became increasin...

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Published in: Tales of Medieval Dublin
Published: Dublin Four Courts Press
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa20467
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Abstract: This chapter examines the life of Christopher St Lawrence, baron of Howth, north county Dublin, in the mid to late sixteenth century. He was a member of the Old English community of Ireland, educated in England, but came into conflict with 'New English' administrators that became increasingly influential in the colony in the sixteenth century. He became an outspoken oppenent of 'cess', a tax imposed by royal prerogative, and jailed for his opposition; he was also tried for assaulting his wife and daughter.
Keywords: Christopher St Lawrence; early modern Ireland; the 'Old English'
College: College of Arts and Humanities