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Ireland’s Wars: Ginkel Attacks The Shannon

The campaigning season had finally arrived. After months of raids and minor operations, of reinforcements and political manoeuvring, both sides would now put their respective mettles to the test again, properly. From the east, the Williamites under Ginkel would attempt … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Marlborough At Cork

The Jacobites had survived a bitter autumn, and had inflicted a defeat on the Williamite army at Limerick that was considerable. There was now no danger that the Jacobites would be totally defeated in 1690, but the campaigning season had … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1690 Siege Of Limerick

Patrick Sarsfield had done his part in stemming the oncoming Williamite tide, but the final blow had only been delayed, not deflected entirely. As the autumn continued, William was determined that Limerick City would fall and a gateway over the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sarsfield’s Ride

The Williamite advance had been almost irresistible. In the space of just a few weeks, William and his massive army had swept down from the north, inflicted a stringing defeat on the Jacobites at the Boyne, and then seized most … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Williamite Advance

In the summer of 1690, the Jacobites were on the run nearly everywhere in Ireland. The loss at the Boyne and the subsequent flight of James II from the country had been twin blows that the Jacobite war effort tottered … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: James’ Flight And The 1690 Siege Of Athlone

The Battle of the Boyne had been won by the Williamites, who took the Jacobite positions, inflicted more casualties and now stood poised to launch a larger offensive on Leinster itself. But the Jacobite army, while beaten, was not routed … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Boyne

The 1st of July, 1690. The armies of William III and James II faced each other in County Meath, separated by the winding course of the River Boyne. Roughly 36’000 Williamite soldiers, of varying nationalities, prepared to come to battle … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sarsfield At Sligo

While James II was busy engaging in his stalemated standoff with Frederick Schomburg outside Dundalk, turning the War of the Two King’s into a surprisingly deadly non-event in the east, the war was still being fought to the west, where … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Schomburg’s Campaign

Frederick Schomburg had a very interesting military career. Born in 1615 in the Palatinate, to a German count and the daughter of an English Baron, Schomburg entered the military life at the earliest opportunity, serving in the armies of the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Newtownbutler

On the same day that the Mountjoy shattered the boom that was blocking the way to Londonderry, the town of Enniskillen had its own reasons to celebrate. Having beaten back the repeated but fairly paltry efforts of the Jacobites to … Continue reading

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