9781847251640

The Williamite Wars in Ireland

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    9781847251640

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    1847251641

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

The Comprehensive Defeat of the Jacobite Irish in the Williamite conflict, a component within the pan-European Nine Years' War, prevented the exiled James II from regaining his English throne, ended realistic prospects of a Stuart restoration and partially secured the new regime of King William III and Queen Mary created by the Glorious Revolution. The principal events - the Siege of Londonderry, the Battles of the Boyne and Aughrim, and the two Sieges and Treaty of Limerick - have subsequently become totems around which opposing constructions of Irish history have been erected.

Author Biography

John Childs is Professor of Military History and Director of the Centre for Military History in the University of Leeds

Table of Contents

Mapsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. xix
Note on datesp. xxi
Note on distancesp. xxi
Note on spelling and punctuationp. xxi
Note on maps and place namesp. xxi
Prefacep. xxiii
Preliminaries, 1688p. 1
Practical mattersp. 15
Towards war, 1689p. 33
The Break of Dromore and the retreat to Colerainep. 51
Clady and the Ards Peninsulap. 69
The defence of Derry and Enniskillenp. 85
General Kirkep. 103
Endurancep. 119
The relief of Derry and Newtownbutlerp. 133
A tired old manp. 147
Sligo and Dundalkp. 169
Winter operations, 1689-90p. 185
The Battle of the Boynep. 205
From Dublin to Limerickp. 227
The first siege of Limerickp. 247
Cork and Kinsalep. 267
A war of posts and ambuscadesp. 281
Spring, 1691p. 299
Ballymore and Athlonep. 313
Aughrim and Galwayp. 329
The curious affair at Sligo, or the banalities of the small warp. 347
The second siege of Limerickp. 365
Dispersalp. 385
Notesp. 395
Select bibliographyp. 417
Indexp. 427
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