#OnThisDay 1602 Red Hugh O’Donnell died in Simancas, Spain. O’Donnell was there to ask Phillip III to launch another invasion of Ireland following their defeat at Kinsale. O’Donnell was allegedly poisoned by James Blake, an English agent from Galway.
Although it was most likely a tapeworm which caused his demise. Agents and spies of old would often claim responsibility for something in which they had no hand.