Today in Irish History – 5 December:

1640 – John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was executed on a charge of immorality. Atherton was accused of buggery (homosexuality) with a man, John Childe, his steward and tithe proctor. They were tried under a law that Atherton himself had helped to institute. They were both condemned to death, and Atherton was executed […]

http://stairnaheireann.net/2016/12/05/today-in-irish-history-5-december-3/

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