OK, I’m past the point justifying my unhealthy attention paid to Hugh O’Neill’s battles against the English crown, that’s just how this scrivener rolls. Also, they have loads of drama and people love drama so here we go.
Another battle? OK, yes for all of you who read in the last blog that I was going to leave you alone for a while, well this one sort of crept up on me, and unlike other battles such as the Ford of the Biscuits, Clontibret and the Yellow Ford, this one is somewhat less well-known.
Hold on a sec I hear you say, were we not at this battle stuff not a few days ago? Well, the simple answer is yes. Hot on the heels of the Ford of the Biscuits blog we are confronted with another but this time on the Battle on the Yellow Ford.
We hear a lot about Hugh O’Neill’s revolutionary military reforms and his ability to outpace, outmanoeuvre and outfight his opponents, who were still under the mistaken opinion that the ‘primitive’ Irish were still going to fight them in their traditional old-fashioned ways.