BAT­TLE OF THE YEL­LOW FORD

History of War - - ELIZABETHAN WARS -

The worst de­feat of El­iz­a­beth’s reign oc­curs in Ire­land. 800 English troops are killed, 400 wounded and 300 Ir­ish sol­diers desert after an am­bush at­tack by the re­bel­lious army of the earl of Ty­rone. It is the great­est Ir­ish bat­tle­field vic­tory against an English force.

BE­LOW: A con­tem­po­rary English de­pic­tion of the Bat­tle of the Yel­low Ford in County Ar­magh. The Ir­ish vic­tory spread the pre­vi­ously re­gional re­bel­lion across the whole of Ire­land

RIGHT: The Earl of Ty­rone

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