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Irish History from 1600 - 1650 AD

1601 AD
Hugh O'Neill and Hugh O'Donnell were defeated by Mountjoy at the Battle of Kinsale.
1603 AD
James I came to the throne of England following the death of Elizabeth I.
Hugh O'Neill surrendered.
Tudor conquest of Ireland completed.
English law enforced throughout Ireland.
1606 AD
Scottish settlers were 'planted' in the Ards peninsula area of Ulster.
1607 AD
Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory, son of Hugh O'Donnell, Earl of Tyrconnell went into exile rather than submit to English rule ('The Flight of the Earls').
1608 AD
Confiscation of land in Ulster began. Confiscations planned and carried out in a number of areas of the region including Derry.
1641 AD
Catholics held Only 59 % of land in Ireland.
Catholic-Gaelic's rebelled in an attempt to regain confiscated lands.
Estimated 12,000 Protestant planters were killed during the rebellion that was finally crushed in 1649.
English Civil War began.
1649 AD
Cromwell's army left Britain for Ireland.
Cromwell's army captured Drogheda, Wexford, and other Irish cities.
1650 AD
Catholic landowners were exiled to Connaught ("to Hell or Connaught!"). Cromwell's army left Ireland.

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