Fitzgerald, Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond

(c. 1533—1583) nobleman

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(c. 1533–83).

Fitzgerald succeeded his father in the earldom in 1558, in his mid‐twenties. In 1565 he was wounded in private warfare with Ormond and sent to the Tower 1567–70. From 1574 he was in conspiracy against Elizabeth and from 1579 in open rebellion under papal encouragement. He was killed in 1583 and his head stuck on London bridge.

Subjects: British History.

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