Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 46892
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  • Title: Butler, Lady Margaret
  • Source: Dictionary of Irish Biography  Edited by James McGuire and James Quinn.  Cambridge University Press, 2009. Available open access from the Dictionary of Irish Biography, a project of the Royal Irish Academy: https://www.dib.ie/biography/butler-lady-margaret-a1269
  • Description: Countess of Ormond. Daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, earl of Kildare, and married to Piers Butler, connected to the earl of Ormand. She is known for her ambition and political skills in the couple‚Äôs successful struggle for power including the overthrow of her natal family.
  • Article Type: Encyclopedia
  • Subject (See Also): Butler, Margaret, Wife of Piers Butler, Earl of Ormond Countesses FitzGerald, Anglo-Norman Family Ireland Marriage Noble Women Politics Revenge Women in Active Roles
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: Dictionary of Irish Biography
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available