Séan O'Neill, the Proud, an Díomais

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About Séan O'Neill, the Proud, an Díomais

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_O%27Neill

At least three wives and several mistresses, including Agnes Campbell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_O%27Neill

Séan Ó Néill, anglicised Shane O'Neill (c. 1530 – 2 June 1567), nicknamed 'Séan an díomais', was an Irish king of the O'Neill dynasty of Ulster in the mid 16th century. Shane O'Neill's career was marked by his ambition to be The Ó Néill Mór - Sovereign of the dominant Ó Néill Mór family of Tyrone... and thus head overking or Rí ruirech of the entire province. This brought him into conflict with competing branches of the O'Neill family and with the English government in Ireland, who recognised a rival claim. Shane's support was considered worth gaining by the English even during the lifetime of his father Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone (died 1559). But rejecting overtures from Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, the lord deputy from 1556, Shane refused to help the English against the Scottish settlers on the coast of Antrim, allying himself instead with the MacDonnells, the most powerful of these immigrants.

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Séan O'Neill, the Proud, an Díomais's Timeline

1530
1530
Tyrone, Ireland
1552
1552
Age 22
1554
1554
Age 24
1555
1555
Age 25
1555
Age 25
Ireland
1556
1556
Age 26
1567
June 2, 1567
Age 37
Antrim
1595
1595
Age 37
Ireland
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