Unsuccessful attempt by Spain to land in Ireland

(44 words)
  • Editors

Short Note This is a short note

A joint Catholic force of Spanish, Italian and Irish troops invades Ireland and proclaims Holy War sanctioned by the papacy against Elizabeth I. The rebellion gathers strength, but is ultimately quashed when Lord Grey, Lord Deputy of Ireland, massacres them at Smerwick in Kerry.

Short notes under 150 words are freely available to all users, but to consult all other articles in the Literary Encyclopedia, you must be logged in as a subscriber. To read about subscribing click here.


Citation:
Editors. "Unsuccessful attempt by Spain to land in Ireland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10200, accessed 16 April 2014.]