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Redmond O'Hanlon

(c. 1640—1681) outlaw


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(1640–81), the leading Ulster Tory of the Restoration period, subsequently a figure in popular legend. A former tax collector turned outlaw, O'Hanlon was active in Armagh and surrounding counties from at least 1674, until shot by a confederate and foster brother. Contemporary and later references to ‘Count Hanlon’ may have originated with inaccurate French reports of his exploits, or may reflect a persona adopted by O'Hanlon himself.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.


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