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'He who would England win must with Ireland begin'

Programme Outline

The Elizabethan Wars

Programme 1 sketches:

(a) A brief history of settlement in Ireland, with a particular focus on the nine counties of Ulster, from Vikings through the Norman invasion at the end of the 12th century, to the Gaelic lordships, in particular the O’Donnells in Donegal and the O’Neills in central Ulster.

(b) Tudor exploits in Ireland, Henry VII and Henry VIII, and the Reformation.

(c) The great enmity between Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain – the Spanish Armada.

(d) A portrait of the great Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone, the defeat of English armies near Enniskillen and at Clontibret near Monaghan.

(e) The defeat of the Ulster-Irish by Lord Mountjoy at Kinsale on Christmas Eve 1601.

(f) The surrender of Hugh O’Neill a few days after the death of Elizabeth I.