(Sir). Meant for Shan O'Neil, leader of the Irish
insurgents in 1567. (Spenser : Faërie Queene, v.)
Sanglier des Ardennes.
Guillaume de la Marck, driven from Lièe, for the murder of the
Bishop of Lièe, and beheaded by the Archduke Maximilian. (1446-1485.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894