Florence McCarthy Reagh

?1562-1640 [also [Fineen for Florence]; served on English side in Desmond Rebellion; suspected of intrigue with Spain, committed to Tower, 1589-91; returned to Ireland, 1598; again arrested and imprisoned, 1601-14; 1617-19; and 1624-26; wrote a scholarly  ‘treatise on the antiquity and history of Ireland’ in the Tower of London, dealing with prehistoric times [DNB] (published 1858). ODNB

[ There is a comprehensive article by Terry Clavin on McCarthy Reagh in the Dictionary of Irish Biography (RIA 2009) detailing his course between English power and Irish clan membership and connections with the Spanish court which clearly supercedes the DNB record - available online; accessed 05.11.2023. ]

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