Sir Henry Sidney – Lord Deputy of Ireland (1565-1578)

Sir Henry Sidney – Lord Deputy of Ireland (1565-1578)

Flodden to Penshurst   Sir Henry’s father William Sidney was one of Henry VIII’s courtiers, born in 1482 and knighted after the battle of Flodden in 1513. Sir William married to Anne Pagenham and his son Henry was born on 20th July 1529, at a time...

Sir Francis Eure & the Lennard Family

2. SIR FRANCIS EURE & THE LENNARD FAMILY SIR FRANCIS EURE The 3rd Baron Eure’s younger brother Sir Francis Eure served as Chief Justice in North Wales and was the father of Sir Sampson Eure. His date of birth is unknown but is thought to have been in the early...

Isaac Eure – the Regicide

ISAAC EURE – THE REGICIDE As Axel Rose wondered, ‘What’s so civil about war, anyway?’ During the English Civil War, the Eure family divided their loyalties between the supporters of Charles I, the absolutist monarch, and the Parliamentary forces who sought...