Roofers on the Death Star

While proofing pages of Bagwell’s Ireland Under the Tudors, I came across a passage that reinforces Kevin Smith’s argument (Clerks, 1994) regarding the political agency and awareness of contractors:

In Roman Catholic circles there were great hopes of what the Earl would do, but some feared that he [Tyrone] sought an earthly rather than a heavenly kingdom. It was more certain that he had enormously increased his force, and that he was daily enlarging his power over the neighboring chiefs. He had obtained leave to import a great quantity of lead by way of roofing his house at Duugannon, and that was now available to make bullets.

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