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Ireland’s Wars: The 1689 Siege Of Londonderry

For an event with all of the historical power that this siege has, it is a remarkably unexceptional affair in military terms. The reasons for that are worth going into. Richard Hamilton, outside the walls and now in firm command … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Robert Lundy

The Siege of Londonderry in 1689 is a pivotal enough event that I feel comfortable spending a bit of extra time on it, and part of that is the events in the immediate proceeding weeks before the siege had actually … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Second Desmond Rebellion Begins

In 1579, the Tudor administration seemed to be on the up throughout Ireland. Leinster had been largely pacified, the Pale secured, the Earldom of Ormond onside. Connacht was in the process of being pacified, the MacWilliam Burkes and other rebels … Continue reading

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