Henry Burnell

(fl. c. 1630—1664) playwright

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(fl. 1640), author of Landgartha (1639), a tragicomedy in verse produced at Werburgh Street Theatre. Based on material from Saxo Grammaticus, the prologue and epilogue are spoken by an Irish Amazon. Burnell was of a Leinster Anglo-Norman family, and a member of the Confederation of Kilkenny (1642).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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