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The Williamite wars in Ireland, 1688-91 /
John Childs.
imprint
London ; New York : Hambledon Continuum, 2007.
description
xxii, 440 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1852855738 (hbk.), 9781852855734 (hbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : Hambledon Continuum, 2007.
isbn
1852855738 (hbk.)
9781852855734 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6198915
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-426) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Childs is Professor of Military History and Director of the Centre for Military History in the University of Leeds
Summaries
Main Description
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. John Childs, one of the foremost authorities on warfare in Early Modern Britain and Europe, cuts through myth and the accumulations of three centuries to present a balanced, detailed narrative and chronology of the campaigns. He argues that the struggle was typical of the late seventeenth-century, principally decided by economic resources and attrition in which the 'small war' comprising patrols, raids, occupation of captured regions by small garrisons, police actions against irregulars and attacks on supply lines was more significant in determining the outcome than the set piece battles and sieges. >
Bowker Data Service Summary
William III's defeat of James II's Catholic army at the Battle of the Boyne on 1 July 1690 ended the Stuart dynasty's last hope of survival. It has also been central, together with the siege of Londonderry, to the foundation of myth of Northern Ireland. John Childs gives a clear account of the campaign in all its stages.
Main Description
William Ill's defeat of James Il's Catholic army at the Battle of the Boyne on 1 July 1690 ended the Stuart dynasty's last hope of survival. It has also been central, together with the siege of Londonderry, to the foundation myth of Northern Ireland. John Childs, the leading military historian of the period, gives a clear and authoritative account of the campaign in all its stages.
Long Description
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. John Childs, one of the foremost authorities on warfare in Early Modern Britain and Europe, cuts through myth and the accumulations of three centuries to present a balanced, detailed narrative and chronology of the campaigns. He argues that the struggle was typical of the late seventeenth-century, principally decided by economic resources and attrition in which the 'small war' comprising patrols, raids, occupation of captured regions by small garrisons, police actions against irregulars and attacks on supply lines was more significant in determining the outcome than the set piece battles and sieges. >
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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