Queen Elizabeth awards Sir Walter Raleigh three and a half seignories, or blocks of land, in Ireland.

Queen Elizabeth awards Sir Walter Raleigh three and a half seignories, or blocks of land, in Munster, Ireland, equaling 42,000 acres. The move sparks outrage because the queen’s own rules limit awards to a single seignory. The queen also gives Raleigh English land owned by an executed Catholic rebel.