Released on 2016-09-14Categories History

The Siege of Derry 1689

The Siege of Derry 1689

Author: Richard Doherty

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750980630

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Protestant war cry of 'No Surrender!' was first used in 1689 by the Mayor of Londonderry as James II's army laid siege to the city for 105 days, during which half the city's population died. There were many acts of courage, from the heroic death of Captain Browning to the anonymous, apprentice boys who played signal roles in the defence of the city. The book examines how the Jacobites might have achieved success, and the far reaching impact of the siege as a crucial event in the second British civil war. This is a military study of one of the most iconic episodes in Irish history, based on contemporary accounts, official records of the day, and published works on the siege. With an understanding of seventeenth-century warfare, especially siegecraft, the author probes many of the myths that have grown up around the siege and sets it in its proper context. Its ramifications for the consequent history of Ireland cannot be over emphasised.
Released on 1998Categories History

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars

Author: John Philipps Kenyon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015045626101

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 344

This beautifully illustrated military history of the British and Irish Civil Wars offers an integrated account of the conflict that engulfed the kingdoms ruled by Charles I after 1638. On one hand, it studies the interaction between the Stuart kingdoms, comparing and contrasting their wartime experiences; on the other, it outlines the various civil wars which were fought in Scotland, Ireland, and England during the 1640s. Throughout the text, contributors examine how troops were raised, trained, clothed, armed, fed, and paid; the strategies adopted by the protagonists fighting in the various theatres of war; and the tactics used by their generals in combat. What role did siege warfare play in shaping the course of events? What contribution did seapower make to the conduct of combat on land? What impact did ten years of brutal conflict have on the populations of England, Ireland, and Scotland--especially on the women and children? Such are the questions this book aims to answer.
Released on 2010-06-03Categories History

Ireland

Ireland

Author: Thomas Bartlett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521197205

Category: History

Page: 625

View: 591

Ireland has rarely been out of the news during the past thirty years. Whether as a war-zone in which Catholic nationalists and Protestant Unionists struggled for supremacy, a case study in conflict resolution or an economy that for a time promised to make the Irish among the wealthiest people on the planet, the two Irelands have truly captured the world's imagination. Yet single-volume histories of Ireland are rare. Here, Thomas Bartlett, one of the country's leading historians, sets out a fascinating new history that ranges from prehistory to the present. Integrating politics, society and culture, he offers an authoritative historical road map that shows exactly how - and why - Ireland, north and south, arrived at where it is today. This is an indispensable guide to both the legacies of the past for Ireland's present and to the problems confronting north and south in the contemporary world.
Released on 2018-10-14Categories

The Irish Wars, a Military History of Ireland from the Norse Invasions to 1798

The Irish Wars, a Military History of Ireland from the Norse Invasions to 1798

Author: J J O'Connell

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0343026856

Category:

Page: 142

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Released on 2017-11-24Categories History

The Irish Wars

The Irish Wars

Author: J. J. O'Connell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0331824639

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 850

Excerpt from The Irish Wars: A Military History of Ireland From the Norse Invasions to 1798 In the case of Ireland the fact of the country's being an island was one of those considerations calculated to offset the matter of its size._ The country could not he suddenly marched across and overwhelmed by an invader in greatly superior force. Its insular character, as we shall see later, gave choice of several lines of attack, but most of these lines were only secondary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Released on 2015-02-14Categories

The Irish Wars, a Military History of Ireland from the Norse Invasions to 1798 - War College Series

The Irish Wars, a Military History of Ireland from the Norse Invasions to 1798 - War College Series

Author: J J O'Connell

Publisher: War College Series

ISBN: 1297005236

Category:

Page: 144

View: 744

This is a curated and comprehensive collection of the most important works covering matters related to national security, diplomacy, defense, war, strategy, and tactics. The collection spans centuries of thought and experience, and includes the latest analysis of international threats, both conventional and asymmetric. It also includes riveting first person accounts of historic battles and wars.Some of the books in this Series are reproductions of historical works preserved by some of the leading libraries in the world. As with any reproduction of a historical artifact, some of these books contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. We believe these books are essential to this collection and the study of war, and have therefore brought them back into print, despite these imperfections.We hope you enjoy the unmatched breadth and depth of this collection, from the historical to the just-published works.