Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, follows a badly-calculated strategy
in Ireland, signing a truce with the Irish rebel Hugh O'Neill, Earl
of Tyrone. On 24th September he leaves Ireland, contradicting Queen
Elizabeth's commands. When he arrives at the court at Nonsuch, on
28th, he is arrested.
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Editors. "Earl of Essex signs a truce with the Irish rebel Tyrone". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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