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The following year Essex returned to
He ‘pacified’ the Pale (put his enemies, the Irish, to fire and sword) and moved northwards on 5th October with 200 horsemen and 400 foot soldiers.
Perhaps the friendship mentioned above coloured his view of Bagenal’s estates, as he wrote …
‘I found soche good pollecye and order in the countrie where the Marshall dwelleth, his Landes so well manured, his Tenants so cherished and maintained, the town so well planted with inhabitants, and increased in bewtye and building, as he is much to be commended as well, that he useth his tenants to lyve so welthilye under hym, as his own bountie and large hospitallite and housekepings so able and willinge to geve entertainment to so maney and chiefely, to all those that have occasion to travel to or froe Northwards, his house lyeing in the open highway to their passage’.
The above words are often quoted in Bagenal’s favour.
The present writer remains most sceptical, especially since Bagenal had point-blank refused the Privy Council’s entreaties the previous year for hospitality on behalf of the former Deputy!
One example, the repression of the ‘Desmond Rebellions’ follows …
… more Desmond Rebellions ….