Hugh O'Neill, second Earl of Tyrone

Standard Name: Tyrone, Hugh O'Neill,,, second Earl of


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Textual Production Queen Elizabeth I
QEI 's latest surviving dated writing is a letter to Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy (later Earl of Devon), regarding the Irish rebel leader, Hugh O'Neill, Lord Tyrone .
Elizabeth I, Queen. Elizabeth I: Collected Works. Editors Marcus, Leah S., Janel M. Mueller, and Mary Beth Rose, University of Chicago Press, 2000.


August 1598
Full-scale revolt against English rule (that is, rule over the Roman Catholic Church majority by a newly-settled Anglican elite) broke out in Ireland in the form of Tyrone's Rebellion, led by Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone .
March 1599
Queen Elizabeth sent her young favourite the Earl of Essex to Ireland as Lord Lieutenant with a large army to crush Tyrone 's Rebellion.
23 March 1603
The English conquest of Ireland was completed when Hugh O'Neill submitted to the English forces there; he would not have done this had he known of the imminent death of Queen Elizabeth .
September 1607
Hugh O'Neill 's rebellion in Ireland came to a final end with the Flight of the Earls: this was the last stand of Gaelic Ireland against the colonising English.


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