(1609–83). Antrim was a remarkable Gaelic Catholic survivor of the mid-17th-century civil wars. Gaining political prominence as a courtier in 1635 on marrying Katherine Manners, widow of the duke of Buckingham, he suggested that Charles I create a new army in Ireland to deal with the Scots Covenanters; when this saw no action he allegedly plotted with the king to use it against the English parliament.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
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