James FitzMaurice Fitzgerald, leader of the Desmond Rebellion, dies 1579

#OnThisDay 1579 James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald, leader of the Desmond Rebellion against Queen Elizabeth’s Munster Plantation died.After a skirmish between his men & his cousin’s, Fitzmaurice killed his betraying cousin Burke but was shot in the chest in doing so.

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