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Ireland’s Wars: Ireton’s Autumn Offensive

By the 12th of August, Henry Ireton had completed his operation in the Waterford area, having captured both the city and the nearby fort of Duncannon, with hardly any loss. Across the country, the Royalist faction was seething with revolt … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Bloodshed Of 1641

The plot of the 23rd of October had gone off, with great success in the north, and the shockwave that it caused would reach all over Ireland. It would take a few months for it turn into a recognisable war, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The First Plantation

Ireland had changed. As the 1540’s went by and Henry VIII left this mortal coil, it was clear that the Tudor dynasty had greater plans for Ireland then a fallback to the previous position of limited intervention and reliance on … Continue reading

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