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Thomas Howard, third duke of Norfolk (1473–1554) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1539–40 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II


Howard, Thomas, third duke of Norfolk (1473–1554), magnate and soldier, was the eldest son of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk (1443–1524), and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1497), the daughter of Frederick Tilney of Ashwellthorpe Hall, Norfolk, and widow of Sir Humphrey Bourchier...


O'Donnell [Ó Domhnaill], Sir Niall Garbh (1568/9–1626?), magnate and soldier, was the eldest son of Conn O'Donnell (d. 1583) and his wife, Rose, daughter of Shane (Seán) O'Neill, and grandson of Calvagh O'Donnell, lord of Tyrconnell. Conn, who appears to have been married previously, had eight sons and at least two daughters. In 1567 the then lord deputy, ...


O'Donnell, Rury [Rory] [Ruaidhrí Ó Domhnaill], styled first earl of Tyrconnell (1574/5–1608), magnate and soldier, was the second son of Sir Hugh O'Donnell (b. in or before 1535, d. 1600), lord of Tyrconnell, and his second wife, Fionnuala, called Iníon Dhubh (Dark Girl; ...