The town of Mitchelstown, County Cork evolved around a mediaeval castle controlled by the FitzGibbons, otherwise known as the White Knights. Maurice FitzGibbon, twelth and last White Knight died in 1611 without male heirs and so the estate passed to his only sister Margaret; three years later she married Sir William Fenton whose English-born father Geoffrey had come to Ireland in 1580 with the country’s then-Lord Deputy Lord Grey de Wilton and subsequently risen to be Principal Secretary of State in Ireland. 1,257 more words
The Chirurgeon's Apprentice has a posted an article about Postman's Park. Postman's Park is a small unassuming park in London that celebrates "everyday heroes" whose bravery led to their deaths. This touching memorial was the passion project of artist Fredric Watts. Even today new heroic stories are being added.