Hugh O’Neill - Loyal lord or Irish rebel

Jim McDowell describes Hugh O’Neill’s dominance over the peasantry and near legendary status. Hugh was brought up by an English family - and in 1587, the Crown declared him Earl of Tyrone. Professor Declan Kiberd discusses why the Crown were willing to put O’Neill in power in Ulster - and Jim McDowell questions O’Neill’s real loyalties.


Plantation of Ulster

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