January 25: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)
1533: England’s King Henry VIII, Lord of Ireland and self declared King of Ireland (1541) marries Anne Boleyn after divorcing Catherine of Aragon.
1806: Painter and illustrator Daniel Maclise is born in Cork. Maclise lived much of his life in London, but retained a strong attachment to his homeland, often romanticizing it in his work.
Daniel Maclise’s portrayal of The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife is on display in the Crawford Gallery in Cork.
Maclise’s portrayal of the Duke of Wellington meeting Blucher after Waterloo
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