Tag Archives: 1600

Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of Kinsale … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Moyry Pass

While Hugh Roe O’Donnell was dealing with seaborne invasions and rebellious cousins, Hugh O’Neill had problems of his own to sort out. O’Neill remained, as far as Elizabeth I and her administration in Dublin were concerned, the biggest problem and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Lough Foyle Landings

Lord Mountjoy was not a man to sit back. The collapse of the rebellion in Munster and the securing of the Pale’s borders in Leinster were a good start to his time in Ireland, but he wanted to get more done, and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: George Carew And The End In Munster

As 1600 dawned in Ireland, things were looking good for the confederation of rebel Irish that Hugh O’Neill had been able to form. Ulster was secure, the English forces were taking a beating on nearly all fronts, Elizabeth’s treasury was being … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Moyry Pass

While Hugh Roe O’Donnell was dealing with seaborne invasions and rebellious cousins, Hugh O’Neill had problems of his own to sort out. O’Neill remained, as far as Elizabeth I and her administration in Dublin were concerned, the biggest problem and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Lough Foyle Landings

Lord Mountjoy was not a man to sit back. The collapse of the rebellion in Munster and the securing of the Pale’s borders in Leinster were a good start to his time in Ireland, but he wanted to get more done, and … Continue reading

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