Tyrone's rebellion (Causes, Timeline of events)

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  • Created on: 04-07-18 13:29

Causes of Tyrone’s rebellion 1594-1603

·         War with Spain meant that expenditure on Ireland had to be kept low, while the country had to be secured in case the Spanish used it as a base for an invasion of England

·         Ireland was increasingly neglected by Elizabeth and her council. The 60 year old deputy, Fitzwilliam could not control the bitter disputes between faction in Dublin.

·         Irish chieftans saw their whole system under threat, trust in England’s deputies plummeted

·         The Earl of Tyrone came to power in Ulster. Tyrone was in contact with Spain from 1590 and began to train an army. The council,


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