Shane O'Neill (c.1530 - 1567):
Shane O'Neill, born in Ulster, was known as 'Shane the Proud' and was elected The O'Neill in 1559. In 1562 he submitted to Queen Elizabeth I, but she later withdrew her support in favour of Shane's step-brother. Despite being a supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots, he destroyed the Scottish settlements of the MacDonnells in County Antrim, burnt Armagh, and invaded the Pale. He defeated the MacDonnells and took Sorley Boy prisoner at Ballycastle in 1565, but they killed him at Cushendun, having invited him to a banquet as a guest.
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