By Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum
1745: Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites
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7 9 - 8 2 . Cusacke t o Northumberland, 8 M a y 1662, SP 61/4/43; 'Ordinances for Thomond', Lambeth, Carew MSS, 6 0 3 / 2 5 - 3 0 . Shane O'Neill to Elizabeth, 8 Feb. 1 5 6 1 , SP 63/3/14. Reform as process 29 naivety to the wily deputy which most of his contemporaries would have found highly unlikely. Yet if the policy of surrender and regrant was a far more sophisticated and far more hardy undertaking than its most ardent apologists have so far claimed, a difficulty then arises concerning the outlook of its originator.
471; nos. 65, 66, 196, 433. Grey and council to Cromwell, 8 Oct. 1538, 18 Jan. 1539, 9 May 1538, 30 June 1539, SP Hen. , pp. 169-73. R. Cowley to Cromwell, 8 Sept. 1539; Grey to Cromwell, 21 Oct. 1539; Ormond to Cromwell, 20 Dec. 1539, SP Hen. VIII, III, 145-7, 154-6, 164-6; AFM, sub anno 1539. 20 The evidence of Grey's remarkable recovery between the summer of 1538 and the spring of 1540 must qualify the traditional view of his viceroyalty as a period of continuous wrangling and failure. Perforce, however, it makes his eventual fall seem all the more sudden.
He made several surprise raids upon O'Neill, and finally inflicted grievous injury on the great chieftain in a daring attack on his forces at Bellahoe in Farney late in 1539. In these ways Grey signalled the conditional nature of his friendship towards individual Geraldine followers: for though he was clearly anxious to attach many of them to his cause, he recognised also that the most powerful figures in the group would follow him only if they could be convinced of his ability to overwhelm them.
1745: Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites by Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum