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Elizabeth I: Foreign Affairs timeline ­
Scotland, France, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland

1541 Henry VIII declared King of Ireland by Act of Parliament

1559 Death of Henry II of France: accession of Francis II and MQS

Rebellion of the Lords of the Congregation

1560 English troops sent to Edinburgh

Treaty of…

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Failure of Smith's Ulster plantation

1576 Sacking of Antwerp ­ the "Spanish Fury"

Pacification of Ghent

1577 Perpetual Edict: Spanish army temporarily withdraw from Netherlands

1578 Duke of Parma's victory at the Battle of Gembloux

1579 Fitzmaurice and Sander land in Smerwick, triggering uprisings in Ireland

1581 Elizabeth fund Anjou…


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