Battle of Yellow Ford: Hugh O'Neill defeats the English

(54 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

The Earl of Tyrone, Irish rebel, annihilates an English force under Sir Henry Bagnal at the Yellow Ford on the Blackwater River. The disaster prompts the appointment of the Earl of Essex as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (in Mar. 1599). This was the most serious defeat experienced by the English during their wars with Ireland.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Editors. "Battle of Yellow Ford: Hugh O'Neill defeats the English". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10276, accessed 24 November 2014.]