Podcast: The Desmond rebellions

A depiction of the death of the earl of Desmond.

Cathal Brennan and John Dorney discuss the Desmond rebellions of the late sixteenth century in Munster First broadcast on The Irish History Show.

The rebellions were the conflict of the House of Desmond, the Fitzgerald dynasty with the Elizabethan English state they ended with the destruction of the Earl of Desmond and the plantation of Munster.

For a a deeper dive into this topic, see our articles here about the first Desmond Rebellion 1569-73 here and the Second Desmond rebellion 1579-83 here.

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