Tyrone's Rebellion

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  • Tyrone's Rebellion
    • Failures
      • Poor leadership
        • lacked coordination
        • Lacked clear objectives
      • lack of widespread support
        • no help from Catholics
        • little support from people
      • lack of international support
        • prevent of Scottish support
        • Elizabeth not excommunicated
        • Scottish connections with France
      • government actions
        • Spies in positions in the North
          • John Foster
          • Lord Hunsdon
    • Religion
      • Catholicism
        • Ireland remained catholic
      • Protestantism
        • Elizabeth was trying to make England more Protestant
    • Battles
      • Battle of Clontibret, 1595
      • Battle of Yellow Ford, 1598
      • Battle of Curlew Pass, 1599
      • Battle of Kinsale, 1601
      • The siege of Dunboy, June 1602
    • Individuals
      • Lord Mountjoy
        • Replaced Essex
          • 13,200 men
        • familiar with style of war
      • Earl of Essex
        • 16,000 men in May
        • lacked military support
        • lost 12,000 men by August
      • Florence MacCarthy
        • played both sides of the war
        • could provide approx 5,000 men
      • Henry Bagenal
        • Killed in 1598
        • In Ireland since 1570s
        • Fell out with other English settlers
        • wanted more land in Ulster
    • Support
      • Spanish Support
        • Philip II
          • Armada (1588)
          • Second Armada (1596)
        • Philip III
          • Less certain
          • no troops till 1601
        • Provided money but not much else
      • Native Support
        • Modern weapons used
          • muskets
        • old feuds abandoned
        • iris support
          • lots of soldiers
          • cavalry

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