BATTLE OF THE YELLOW FORD
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