NINE YEARS’ WAR

History of War - - ELIZABETHAN WARS -

The long­est and most de­struc­tive war of El­iz­a­beth’s reign oc­curs in Ire­land, where the English strug­gle to con­tain a re­bel­lion against their rule by Gaelic Ir­ish chief­tains such as Hugh O’neill, Earl of Ty­rone.

The mil­i­tary rep­u­ta­tion of El­iz­a­beth’s favourite Robert Dev­ereux, Earl of Es­sex was ru­ined by his fail­ure to de­feat Ir­ish rebels de­spite boast­ful claims

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