William Herbert

(c. 1553—1593) colonist in Ireland and author

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(1553–93), an undertaker for the Munster Plantation [see plantation] who lived in Ireland as a colonist from 1587 to 1590. He is chiefly notable for his Latin treatise, Croftus Sive De Hibernia Liber (1591). He insists that Irish character and customs be stamped out.

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

Subjects: Literature.

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