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Sir Henry Bunbury (1565-1634)

Sir Henry Bunbury (1565-1634)

Henry Bunbury was grandfather of the Benjamin Bunbury who first acquired the land in County Carlow, Ireland. Henry succeeded as head of the family in 1601 and was knighted two years later by the new king, James I. He appears to have been of Calvinist persuasion in...
Maule of Scotland and Ballynatray

Maule of Scotland and Ballynatray

The Norman family of Maule (sometimes Mawle) were much admired in Christian circles during the 13th and 14th century on account of their crusading zeal.  A junior branch of the family settled in Midlothian, Scotland, and became closely allied to the Earl of...

Supple of Aghadoe Castle, Co. Cork

The Supples were an old Anglo-Norman family, descended from Philippe de Capella (or de Capel), one of the original mercenaries to participate in the Cambro-Norman invasion of Ireland. Philippe came to Ireland with Robert FitzStephen in 1167 and took part in the...
Robert Essex & the Siege of Caher

Robert Essex & the Siege of Caher

Following the rise and fall of one of Queen Elizabeth I's favourites, and his connection to a canon ball wedged into the wall of Caher Castle in County Tipperary. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...

The Massacre of Mullaghmast

This article was originally written in 2001 but it has been continually amended since, as I learn more of the events surrounding that darkest of days. The most recent update is June 2019, as per the timeline below. Historical Boffery History is a peculiar sport. Like...