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battle of Benburb

1646. After the Irish rebellion of 1641, the situation was extremely confused. The Irish catholic confederacy fought against royalists, parliamentarians, and with a Scottish army ...

Benburb, battle of

Benburb, battle of (5 June 1646)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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..., battle of ( 5 June 1646 ), the largest engagement of the Confederate War , between the 6,000 strong armies of Owen Roe O'Neill and the Scottish commander Robert Munroe . Munroe's Scots, intending a rendezvous with the Laggan and Coleraine armies, encountered the Irish near Benburb, Co. Tyrone. After O'Neill's cavalry returned from defeating the Coleraine force, his pike advanced down Drumflugh hill. Munroe was forced back towards the Blackwater river, losing 2,000 to 3,000 men. O'Neill chased off the Laggan army but otherwise did not follow up the...

Benburb, battle of

Benburb, battle of (1646)   Reference library

J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., battle of , 1646 . After the Irish rebellion of 1641 , the situation was extremely confused. The Irish catholic confederacy fought against royalists, parliamentarians, and with a Scottish army sent over under Monro to protect the Ulstermen. In 1643 a truce or ‘cessation’ enabled Ormond to begin sending troops back to England to fight on behalf of the king. After Charles surrendered to the Scots in May 1646 hostilities in Ireland continued. In June, Monro’s troops were badly beaten at Benburb on the Blackwater by Owen Roe O’Neill and the...

Benburb, battle of

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., battle of , 1646 . After the Irish rebellion of 1641 , the situation was extremely confused. The Irish catholic confederacy fought against royalists, parliamentarians, and with a Scottish army sent over under Monro to protect the Ulstermen. In 1643 a truce or ‘cessation’ enabled Ormond to begin sending troops back to England to fight for the king. After Charles surrendered in May 1646 hostilities in Ireland continued. In June, Monro's troops were badly beaten at Benburb on the Blackwater by Owen Roe O'Neill and the confederates. Parliament's...

Benburb, Battle of

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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..., Battle of . The major battle of the Confederate War , fought between the Irish, led by Owen Rua O'Neill and the Scottish army of General Robert Munroe in Benburb, Co. Tyrone on 5 June 1646 . It was one of the relatively few pitched battles fought on Irish soil and a decisive win for O'Neill, with between 2000 and 3000 casualties among Munroe's troops. It is said by historians that, like his uncle Hugh O'Neill after the Battle of the Yellow Ford , Owen Rua O'Neill failed to follow up his advantage after the battle...

battle of Benburb

battle of Benburb  

1646.After the Irish rebellion of 1641, the situation was extremely confused. The Irish catholic confederacy fought against royalists, parliamentarians, and with a Scottish army sent over under Monro ...
Sir Phelim O'Neill

Sir Phelim O'Neill  

(c. 1604–53).O'Neill was one of the commanders of the Irish rebels or Confederation. In 1641 he captured Charlemont castle on the Blackwater and was put in charge of the ...
Confederate War

Confederate War  

(1641–53),also known as the Irish Civil War, the War of the Confederation, and the Eleven Years War. Developing out of the rising of 1641, it was part of the ...
Owen Roe O'Neill

Owen Roe O'Neill  

(c. 1590–1649).O'Neill was the military linchpin of the Confederation, which struggled for control of Ireland after the rising of 1641. He was a nephew of Hugh O'Neill, 3rd earl ...
Rebellion of 1641

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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..., foundered after the Battle of Benburb, when Ó Néill routed an English army in Co. Tyrone in 1646 . In spring of 1649 Cromwell arrived with his New Model Army. Within six months the Confederation had collapsed, and after the notorious massacres at Drogheda and Wexford many Irish towns capitulated. In the English Parliament, an Act of Settlement ( 1652 ) and an Act of Satisfaction ( 1653 ) were passed legitimizing the confiscation of all property in Catholic hands east of the Shannon. A virulent propaganda literature describing alleged atrocities...

Covenant, Wars of the

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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...at Benburb on 5 June 1646 , although part of the force remained in Ulster until 1648 before it was withdrawn to help in the Royalist Engager invasion of England. Rival appeals for Covenanting military aid came in 1642–3 from both the English Parliamentarians and the Royalists under Charles I in the aftermath of the inconclusive battle of Edgehill in England, such was the reputation of the Covenanting armed forces. The administration of Scotland was under Covenanting control through parliamentary interval committees established after the end of the ...

Ireland

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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...1640s the ‘war of the three kingdoms’ ( see Covenant, Wars of the ) briefly reinvigorated the pan‐Celtic connection. The invasion of Ireland by Covenanting armies from 1642 onwards provoked the expedition made by Alasdair MacColla on behalf of the Catholic Confederacy in 1644–5 , to link up with the marquis of Montrose. For the Covenanting armies, a string of defeats caused by the ‘Highland charge’ of the ‘worst men in the earth’ provoked a real crisis. It was compounded by defeat in Ireland, at Benburb in June 1646 . Yet MacColla's expedition and...

O'Neill, Owen Rua

O'Neill, Owen Rua (c.1582–1649)   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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...the Battle of Benburb on 5 June 1643 . Like Hugh O'Neill after the Battle of the Yellow Ford , Owen Rua did not press home his advantage, nor did he cooperate well with the Old English generals, Preston and Castle-haven. With the support of Papal Nuncio Rinuccini , he opposed the first peace with Ormond in 1646 , and again sided with Rinuccini in accepting a controversial truce with Murrough O'Brien , Earl of Inchiquin ( see Murrough of the Burnings ). In 1649 , after the victory of Parliament in the English Civil War and the departure of...

Confederate War

Confederate War   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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...with the Confederates in 1643 that allowed him to send troops to England to the king's aid; it was the breakdown of this ceasefire in 1646 that gave Owen Rua O'Neill the opportunity to win a major victory over General Munroe at the Battle of Benburb . After long months of plague, economic hardship, famine and military defeat at the hands of Lord Inchiquin ( see Murrough of the Burnings ) and Parliamentarian leader Michael Jones during 1647–9 , the Confederate Catholics eventually agreed a second peace with Ormond in January 1649 . But by this...

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