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Henry Bunbury (1509–1547) of Great Stanny, Lord de Bunbury

Born in 1509, Henry Bunbury was a son of Richard Bunbury, Lord de Bunbury, and his wife Blanche (née Poole.) He married Margaret Aldersey, daughter and sole heiress of Hugh Aldersey, a prosperous merchant who served as Mayor of Chester in 1528, 1541 and 1546.  (Hugh...
Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the most one of the most enigmatic adventurers, soldiers, scholars and courtiers to emerge in the Tudor Age. This essay looks at his multiple Irish connections, good and bad. Much of the information was gleaned from an excellent...