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White Knights, Dark Earls: The Rise and Fall of an Anglo-Irish Dynasty
This is an amazing story of one of the great Anglo-Irish dynasties that ruled Ireland for centuries. The White Knights, chiefs of the Clangibbon, took possession of Mitchelstown, in Cork, after 1340. The area included some of the most fertile land in Ireland which was home to Kings, barons, and earls. The White Knights had significant links with Napoleon, George IV, and Qu ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Collins Press
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The White Knights were a dynasty of Norman overlords who ruled in medieval Munster and were chiefs of the FitzGibbons, the senior cadet branch of the FitzGerald family, which included the earls of Desmond and Kildare. Edmund FitzGibbon, a renegade and the 11th and effectively last White Knight, died in 1608 with no surviving sons; his lands and authority passed to a niece, and through her marriage, eventually to Sir John King, a Cromwellian captain who was created Baron Kingston in 1660. A desce ...more