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Ireland’s Wars: 1920 In Derry

It has been a while since we have looked at the city of Derry (or Londonderry if it means all that much to you) in the context of Irish military history. In that respect, the city is mostly synonymous with … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Relief Of Londonderry

As NFB has been away on a short holiday, this weeks’ Ireland’s Wars is a little shorter than normal, but is plenty important all the same. In mid-July of 1689, with Londonderry on the verge of starving, negotiations were opened … Continue reading

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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: Apprentice Boys And Closing Gates

The War of the Two Kings pivots around the city of Londonderry, which in 1689 was one of the main urban centres of Ulster, having grown substantially from the small settlement that it had been when it was first taken … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1649 Siege Of Londonderry

The late Spring and early Summer of 1649 were dominated by a series of sieges in Ireland, as the newly defined Parliamentarian and Royalist factions came to blows with each other in a much more substantial way than they had … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Early Departures In 1649

James Butler had re-appeared in Ireland at the end of 1648, with the Confederation split and the Parliamentarian star in the ascendant throughout the rest of Great Britain. For the moment, large scale combat actions, due in no small part … Continue reading

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