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Earl of Essex Robert Devereux

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — History.

(1566–1601)

English courtier, favourite of Elizabeth I. He distinguished himself as a soldier during the Dutch Revolt (1586), but earned the queen's displeasure by participating in...

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Hugh O'Donnell

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — European History.

(c. 1571–1602).

O'Donnell was married to a daughter of Tyrone. From 1587 to 1591 he was held in captivity in Dublin but escaped and built up a powerful position in ...

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Hugh O'Neill

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Regional and National History.

(c.1550–1616),

2nd earl of Tyrone and last inaugurated O'Neill. Hugh was raised in the Pale after the assassination of his father Matthew in 1558. The crown re‐established him in...

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Nicholas Bagenal

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

(1508–91), from the English midlands, made marshal of the army and granted Newry with the lordships of Mourne and Carlingford in 1548. He built up Newry as a mainly Gaelic town. In 1577...

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Nine Years War

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(Apr. 1593–Mar. 1603),

also known as Tyrone's rebellion, after the state's main antagonist in the conflict, Hugh O'Neill, 2nd earl of Tyrone. It arose from Fitzwilliam's partition...

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Tudor conquest

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A term denoting the extension of English lordship, previously effective only in the Pale, to full English sovereignty throughout Ireland. This was the result of a reform policy which...

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