Arthur Chichester, 1st Baron

(1563—1625) army officer and administrator

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Lord deputy of Ireland. Chichester came from a Devon family. In 1604 he was made lord deputy in succession to Mountjoy and held the post for a remarkable eleven years, retiring in 1615. There were two prominent features of his administration—to weaken the loyalty of the native Irish to their chiefs, which resulted in the Flight of the Earls in 1607, and to encourage Scottish and English immigration to Ulster.

Subjects: European History — British History.

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