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1537 – Thomas FitzGerald, Lord of Offaly and five of his uncles are executed in London. This is the end of the FitzGeralds as a major power.
Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare (1513–1537), also known as Silken Thomas (Tomás an tSíoda), was a leading figure in sixteenth-century Irish history. He spent a considerable part of his earl…