This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English history for the years 1590 – 1599
The monarch for this period was Elizabeth I
War broke out with Ireland after Irish chieftains Hugh O’Neill and Hugh Roe O’Donnell rebelled against the English in Ireland. The fighting, predominatly in Ulster, saw the death of thousands of English soldiers.
Elizabeth sent Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Ireland to defeat Hugh O’Neill and end the fighting. Devereux had no success and against orders, left Ireland and returned to England. Elizabeth sent Charles Blount to Ireland to take command and placed Devereux under house arrest.
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Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – 2020). English History 1590 – 1599. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-1590-1599. Last accessed August 23rd, 2021