The Siege of Derry

The Siege of Derry

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An attempt to provide a comprehensive account of the Siege of Derry, examining the historical background. The author draws on contemporary accounts, recreating the fluctuating moods of the defenders, the endless quarrelling of the leaders and the privations which left ten thousand dead. The author freely uses the doggerel verse which commemorates the siege to illustrate both the facts and the myths. Sir Patrick Macrory is an historian and the author of "Kabul Catastrophe".
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps, note on sources, bibliography, index
  • 0192851829
  • 9780192851826

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Hibernia pacata est; a fitt place to make our maine plantation; their way of living is after a very odd sort; not a flash but a solid and settled pursuit; then London's prayse shoulde sounde; barbarous murthers and horrid massacres; ho, by my soul, it is a Talbot!; a few resolute apprentice boys determined for us; all the country came towards Derry; most people were dissatisfied with Lundy; to Derry! to Derry!; the end of all traitors; the governors all matters soon dispose; here is your King!; a strict abhorrence of a Popish reign; we shall have to wait on hunger; yet all in vain, Kirke would not venture up; they will not entertain the least thought of surrend'ring; unless they want provisions, they will never surrender; the Lord has preserved this city from the enemy; his fame shall be more durable than rock; the danger and folly of being public spirited.
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