Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (plural: Lords Lieutenant) was the British monarch's official representative and head of the Irish executive during the Lordship of Ireland (1171–1541), the Kingdom of Ireland (1541–1800) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922). Following traditional British and Irish pronunciation, the term is always pronounced as 'Lord Lef-tenant of Ireland'.

The office, under its various names, was often more generally known as the viceroy, from the French vice roi or deputy king, with his queen consort known as the Vicereine. The government of Ireland in practice was usually in the hands of the Lord Deputy up to the 17th century, and later of the Chief Secretary for Ireland. Although in the Middle Ages some Lords Deputy were Irish noblemen, only men from Great Britain, usually nobles, were appointed to the office of Lord Lieutenant.

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