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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: Bantry Bay

In this series we may have become accustomed to dealing with land based combat between Irish and English (or English backed) armies. But today we’re going to swing away from that, to the other side of the country from where … 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: The Glorious Revolution

So, just what did happen to bring about the War of the Two Kings? We’ve covered some of the political developments in the inter-war period that affected both Britain and Ireland, but now is the time to go into greater … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Hastings

It is a common trend to start English history from this point. Let’s find out why. Name: The Battle of Hastings The War: The Norman Conquest of England When: 14 October 1066 Where: Senlac Hill, south-east of the town of … Continue reading

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