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when was Tyrone's rebellion

1594-1603

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when was the battle of the ford of biscuits

august 1594

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what was the battle of the ford of biscuits

where Irish troops raided an English supply column in Fermanagh

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what was the result of the battle of the ford of biscuits

the English column is killed

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what happened in 1595

O'Neill seized the English Fort on the Blackwater and defeated the English at Clontribet

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what was the significance of the battle of Clontribet

the first significant win against the English for Tyrone - Irish forces considerably outweighed the English

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when was the Battle of Yellow Ford

1598

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how many English troops were killed on the march to Armagh

2,000

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who was significantly killed in the battle

Henry Bagenal - leader of the English forces

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why were the Irish successful in the battle of yellow ford

irish had the advantage of fighting on their land meaning they knew the terrain well unlike the english

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what tactic was used successfully in the battle of yellow ford

guerilla warfare - where Irish forces were able to ambush and attack English forces repeatedly

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impact of the battle of yellow ford

showed the English forces to be inadequate in the fight against Irish forces - significant win for the Irish

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who did Elizabeth deploy in 1599 to deal with Irish rebels

The Earl of Essex

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how large of an army was Essex sent with

17,000

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why did Essex's leadership fail

Essex felt that a position in Ireland was too insignificant for him and so disobeyed orders by returning to London

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who did Elizabeth send to replace Essex with

Lord Mountjoy

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how was Mountjoy's leadership better than Essex's

Mountjoy was given far greater military support by the queen

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what tactic was used by Mountjoy to suppress the rebellion

a three-pronged attack whereby the Irish forces were cut off through the act of building fortresses - Irish food supplies were cut off leading to famine

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when did spanish forces arrive to support the irish

in 1601, with a total of only 3,500 forces

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how many counter forces did mountjoy have to combat the spanish

7,000

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what happened in january 1602

O'donnell, against the wishes of O'neill led a suprise attack on the english forces in kinsale

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result of the battle of kinsale

the english forces launched a cavalry charge resulting in the Spanish forces surrendering

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what happened to O'Neill after the battle of Kinsale

he went into hiding from mountjoy

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when did o'neill surrender

6 days after the death of elizabeth

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what is significant about when o'neill surrendered

he knew the punishment would be less severe under the new king james and so waited for the death of the queen in order to avoid execution