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 On this day 16 June in Irish History

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PostSubject: On this day 16 June in Irish History   Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:27 pm

Other than Bloomsday, here are the things which happened this day through Irish history,

1721 - The following incident is reported in the state papers: during a trial in the court of King's Bench, Dublin, on this date, 'a neighbouring chimney took fire, blew the smoke into the court and gave a panick to all the people who crowded to get out. Many were actually killed on the spot, and many desperately wounded. Among the first Mr John Ormsby, Member of Parliament and a wealthy man of above £1,800 p.ann., was killed. Judge Caulfeild got half in and half out of a window, but could not pass through, lost his wig and at last was forced back. Lord Chief Justice Whitshed kept his place and temper till at last the truth was known'
1798 - British regulars arrive in Dublin; Rebels march to Tinahely. Co. Wicklow
1871 - The 'Westmeath Act' allows detention without trial for agrarian offences
1924 - Friends send Joyce, who is in the hospital, a bouquet of white and blue hydrangeas. He writes in his notebook: "Today 16 of June 1924 twenty years after. Will anybody remember this date?"
1924 - The first Irish soccer international. A team drawn from the newly formed Football Association of Ireland meets the United States in Dublin
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 16 June in Irish History   Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:31 am

16 June 1487: The Battle of Stoke. In May 1487, the 10 year old Lambert Simnel, an impostor posing as Edward Earl of Warwick, was crowned Edward VI of England in Christ Church Dublin by a group of disaffected Yorkists. They were led by the Earl of Lincoln, Viscount Lovell and Gerald Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare. An invasion of England from Dublin was then planned. Margaret Duchess of Burgundy, Edward IV's sister, had supplied money and some 2,000 German mercenaries under the command of Martin Swartz. The rest of the army consisted of about 4,000 Irish under Sir Thomas Fitzgerald and perhaps 2,000 English retainers. They were met at Stoke on the Trent by King Henry VII and his Army of some 9,000 men. The result was a victory for the King and the complete rout of his opponents. The child was sent to King Henry’s kitchens where he was put to work in the scullery. In later life he became one of the King’s falconers. The Earl of Kildare was later pardoned for his indiscretions.
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 16 June in Irish History   Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:53 am

Were these Yorks of the Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain fame? Were they in the middle of the Wars of the Roses then or before or after?
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