Eleanor Countess of Desmond (c.1545-1638). Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1986. First Edition. A near fine copy in publisher's dust jacket.
A well researched, well written life of a formidable lady, which includes many black and white illustrations, maps and photographs.
Born Eleanor Butler, she was wife of the "rebel 15th Earl of Desmond". A skilled negotiator and scion of the old Gaelic system, she survived the beheading of her first husband and the death of her second ( Donough O'Connor Sligo).