An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 eBook

Mary Frances Cusack
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[412] Clergyman.—­The Rev. W. Maziere Brady, D.D.  Mr. Froude remarks, in his History of England, vol. x. p. 480:  “There is no evidence that any of the bishops in Ireland who were in office at Queen Mary’s death, with the exception of Curwin, either accepted the Reformed Prayer-Book, or abjured the authority of the Pope.”  He adds, in a foot-note:  “I cannot express my astonishment at a proposition maintained by Bishop Mant and others, that whole hierarchy of Ireland went over to the Reformation with the Government.  In a survey of the country supplied to Cecil in 1571, after death and deprivation had enabled the Government to fill several sees, the Archbishops Armagh, Tuam, and Cashel, with almost every one of the Bishops of the respective provinces, are described as Catholici et Confederati.  The Archbishop of Dublin, with the Bishops of Kildare, Ossory, and Ferns, are alone returned as ‘Protestantes’”

[413] Withal.—­Shirley, Original Letters, p. 194.

[414] Traitors.—­Letter of October 18, 1597.—­State Paper Office.

[415] Law.—­Letter to the Queen, in Government of Ireland under Sir John Parrot, p.4.

[416] Thumbs.—­Despatch of Castlerosse, in State Paper Office, London.

[417] Swords.—­O’Sullivan Beare, Hist.  Cath. p. 238.

[418] Mothers.—­Ibid. p. 99.

[419] Them.—­Hist.  Cath. p.133.

[420] Army.—­See Dr. Stuart’s History of Armagh, p. 261.

[421] Style.—­In one of the communications from Sussex to O’Neill, he complains of the chieftain’s letters as being “nimis superbe scriptae.”—­State Papers for 1561.

[422] May.—­Moore’s History of Ireland, vol. iv. p.33.

[423] Denied.—­This document has been printed in the Ulster Arch.  Jour. vol. ii, p.221, but the editor does not mention where the original was procured.

[424] Englishman.—­Moore, vol. iv. p. 37, has “like a gentleman,” but the above is the correct reading.  In 1584 Sir J. Perrot tried to get the Irish chieftains to attend Parliament clothed in the English fashion, and even offered them robes and cloaks of velvet and satin.  The chieftains objected; the Lord Deputy insisted.  At last one of them, with exquisite humour, suggested that if he were obliged to wear English robes, a Protestant minister should accompany him attired in Irish garments, so that the mirth and amazement of the People should be fairly divided between them.—­Sir J. Perrot’s Life, p.198.

[425] Cusack.—­One reason, perhaps, was that the Chancellor always treated O’Neill with the respect due from one gentleman to another.  Flemyng mentions, in a letter to Cecil, November 29, 1563, that O’Neill told him, when about to take the oaths of his people to an agreement with the Queen, that “Cusack did not give them their oath so, but let me give them their oath.”

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