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The Return of the ArmadasThe Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603$
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R. B. Wernham

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204435

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.001.0001

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Essex in Ireland

Essex in Ireland

(p.299) XIX Essex in Ireland
The Return of the Armadas

R. B. Wernham

Oxford University Press

The Earl of Essex left London on March 27 and reached Dublin on April 14. Reports from Ireland reached Essex about the weak state of the army and the corruption in its supply services. The first couple of weeks in Dublin were a sobering experience for Essex. Almost no rebels of any note sent in their submissions. The vast majority of them took the occasion to bind themselves afresh by oaths to continue their resistance. Face to face with the realities of the Irish situation, Essex was easily persuaded by the Irish council to give up his idea of striking, as he had promised in England, at once at the root of the rebellion by an immediate massive attack on Hugh Tyrone in Ulster. The plan of striking at the root in Ulster was, however, only postponed, not abandoned. This chapter discusses how Essex defied the orders of Queen Elizabeth I and his last days as commander of the Irish army.

Keywords:   Earl of Essex, Ireland, England, Ulster, rebellion, resistance, army, Elizabeth I

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