Northern Ireland

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The first Anglo-Norman intervention

1167

Henry II of England

1171 - 1175

Henry VIII took control

1534

Henry VIII became King of Ireland

1541

flight of Earls

1617

n the early 17th century, a bid for independence by Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone and the last of the great Irish chieftains, was ultimately defeated by the armies of Elizabeth I in the Nine Years War.

O'Neill's surrender at Mellifont in 1603 was followed by his flight to Rome with many other Irish nobles

the Adventurer's Act by Cromwell

1649

legislation that allowed those who helped defeat the Irish a share in confiscated lands

Cromwell finally subdued Catholic Ireland

1653

James II

1685

Battle of the Boyne

1690

William of Orange defeated James II

Act of Union

1801

Catholic Association

1829

the Catholic Association was formed under the leadership of Daniel O'Connell, who turned it into a national movement to campaign for Catholic emancipation

Home Rule Bill failed

1870

Home Rule Bill

1914

Easter Rising of Dublin

1916

Nothern Irish to govern themselves

1921

Brookeborough, president of NI, stepped down

1963

Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association

1967

Battle of Bogside

1969

Ulster Defence Association

1971

Stormont government was suspended - Province under Whitehall

1972

Hunger Strike I

1980

Hunger Strike II

1981

Anglo-Irish Agreement

1985