In 1600, the English traveler Fynes Moryson (1566-1630) was appointed secretary to Sir Charles Blount, lord-deputy of Ireland. In 1617, Moryson published his Itinerary, which contained a portion of his travels and his experiences in Ireland, where he witnessed Tyrone's Rebellion (The Nine Years' War), 1594 to 1603. As can be seen, Moryson was particularly rude about the Irish: 'they skum the seething pot with an handful of straw, none of the cleanest...'. Of course, he was not the first to misjudge them. John Derricke wrote scathingly of them in his The Image of Ireland (1581): 'my soul doth detest their wild shamrock manners.'