#Otd 1602: Death of “Red” Hugh O’Donnell. After the Irish defeat at Kinsale he’s gone to Spain to get help from Philip III. The Anglo-Irish double-agent, James “Spanish” Blake from Galway, is alleged to have poisoned O’Donnell. Buried at Simancas Castle📷. https://t.co/L2xmcfEEfh pic.twitter.com/wEPhCLIIE4
— Lorraine Mulholland (@lorraineelizab6) September 10, 2019
Damn you, Blakey.
Simancas pic: Wikipedia
Top right: Red Hugh by Maurice Harron in Donegal