Saturday February 29, 2020

Object of desire

1st November, 2015
Royal pardon

Once displayed in the British Museum, this Elizabeth I Royal Pardon was won several years ago by the vendor in a game of darts with a family who had relocated from London to the USA.

Dated 1572, it was granted to the Portrieve and Burgesses of Gowran, Co Kilkenny in consideration of the payment of £4, and mentions Sir William Fitzwilliam, Elizabeth I’s Lord Deputy of Ireland at the time, scourge of Connaught and Ulster,...

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