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Ireland’s Wars: Guerrilla Days After 1798

With the end of the rebellion came the chance to enact a lasting political settlement in Ireland, in order to try and counteract the perceived inadequacies of the Irish Parliament and prevent another violent uprising. Both Cornwallis and Pitt wanted … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ballinamuck

Not counting a small amount of unnumbered supplementary entries I wrote out to fill in a few gaps, this is the 200th edition of Ireland’s Wars. We’ve come a long way, and still have Robert Emmet, Young Irelanders, Fenians, World … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Races Of Castlebar

Despite his orders not to attempt any large scale military manoeuvres, Humbert did make some moves in-land following his initial success at securing Killala, brushing aside the minuscule amounts of yeomanry standing in his way in the Sligo region. But … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Year Of The French

With the serious fighting finished, or so it seemed, Cornwallis set about the task of administering the aftermath. And there was much to do. One of his first acts was a general writ of pardon for low-level rebels in entire … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Clonard And The End

On the 10th of July, the Wexford army of the United Irishmen arrived at the camp of their Kildare brethren, at Timohoe in the Bog of Allen. They hoped to find succour, reinforcement and fresh impetus to raise both Kildare … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Leaving Wexford

Even as Camden was departing Dublin for good, Cornwallis was situating himself as the new man in charge, with an initial primary goal of bringing the rebellion to an end, that was to be expanded into a larger objective of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The View From London

Now seems like a good moment to take a little break and evaluate where things stood in Ireland, as mid-June arrived. It is a curious thing about the 1798 Rebellion, that from the moment it began on the 24th of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The American Revolution

The American War of Independence, fought between 1775 and 1783, was a shockwave in world politics, a cross-continental conflict that sucked in many great European powers and left the British Empire with a black eye that was both unexpected and … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Cowpens

Of course, I couldn’t leave out the American Revolution, one of the seminal events in all of history. The problem is finding the decisive battle within the conflict. Name: The Battle of Cowpens The War: The American Revolutionary War When: … Continue reading

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