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 2008-09-04Categories History

The Siege Of Derry

The Siege Of Derry

Author: Carlo Gebler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748109814

Category: History

Page: 384

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THE SIEGE OF DERRY is one of the key flash points in the troubled history of Ireland and Britain. In 1688 William of Orange had claimed the English throne, forcing the catholic James II to flee to Ireland. From there he hoped to mount his comeback. In December of that year James' troops attempted to take over the protestant city of Derry. To the now-famous cry of 'No Surrender' the apprentice boys closed the city gates to James' army and the 105-day siege begun. The besiegers effectively used cannon and mortar to shell the defenders - with terrifying results - and conditions became desperate as the city began to run out of food. Carlo Gebler's book thrillingly describes both the events leading up to the siege and the heroic struggles within and outside Derry as the five-month battle waged.
Released on 1988Categories History

The Siege of Derry

The Siege of Derry

Author: Patrick Arthur Macrory

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015018513112

Category: History

Page: 383

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This book traces the events surrounding the 1688 siege of Londonderry by Catholic soldiers, the siege that Macaulay was to call the most memorable in the annals of the British Isles. Macrory draws on a wide range of sources to chart the origins of the conflict--the Tyrone wars, the Plantation of Ulster, the Catholic rising of 1641, and Cromwell's retribution at Brogheda and Wexford--and vividly recounts the siege itself, stressing throughout how many of the problems Ulster faces today have their roots in the 17th century and before.