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Confederate Ireland, Cromwell and the Battle of Scariffhollis.

Carmel Ponsonby

Confederate Ireland, Cromwell and the Battle of Scariffhollis.

by Carmel Ponsonby

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Published by The Author] in [s.l .
Written in English


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Thesis (M. A. (Irish History and Politics)) - University of Ulster, 2001.

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  AKA; Sir Arthur Aston Born; , Cheshire, England Died; 11th September , Drogheda, Co. Louth Wars; Polish-Swedish Wars, English Civil War, Confederate Wars Famous For;Commanded the Garrison of Drogheda during the Cromwellian had lost a leg in the English Civil War and was reputedly beaten to death with his own wooden leg by Cromwell’s troops during .   The Confederation of Kilkenny by Rev. C.P. Meehan published in describes how the Catholic Confederacy from to briefly ruled two-thirds of Ireland until they were defeated by the forces of Oliver Cromwell.

The Battle of Scarrifholis (also spelled Scariffhollis) was fought near Letterkenny, County Donegal, in the north-west of Ireland on 21 June , during the Irish Confederate was fought between the Confederate Ulster Army, commanded by Heber MacMahon, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, and an English Parliamentarian army commanded by Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Mountrath and composed of. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Campaign: Ireland Cromwell's Protestant Crusade by Michael McNally (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

ON THIS DAY: 21st June THE BATTLE OF SCARRIFHOLLIS. Enjoy Game of Thrones last night? Well it was on this day years ago that a similar decisive and bloody battle was fought at the ford of Scarrifhollis, just outside Letterkenny, between the forces of Bishop Heber McMahon's Ulster Army and Sir Charles Coote's Parliamentarians. The resulting battle of Preston ( August) was Cromwell's first major battle as commander in chief, and he acquitted himself well, defeating a much larger force component by component, and ending the threat from the Scots. Cromwell was now determined to see Charles removed for good.


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Confederate Ireland, Cromwell and the Battle of Scariffhollis by Carmel Ponsonby Download PDF EPUB FB2

The battle of Scarriffhollis marked the final destruction of the Ulster Confederate army. Most of its senior officers were killed in the battle or its aftermath and nearly all its weapons and equipment were lost.

The Irish garrisons at Dungiven and Ballycastle fled before they were attacked. Other aspects of Cromwell's dealing with Ireland when he was Lord Protector of the United Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland are not dealt with.

That said the book is excellent. The author was a colonel in the United States army and a professor of European history at West Point/5(3).

Second, Colonel Michael Jones landed with 2, troops, expelled Ormonde from Dublin and defeated him at Rathmines in August That broke Ormonde’s power.

All that was left to do was capture the strongholds still in Confederate or Irish hands. Oliver Cromwell set out for Ireland to do just that. Cromwell faced a bitterly divided : Historynet Staff.

Confederate Ireland or the Union of the Irish (Latin: Hiberni Unanimes) was the period of Irish self-government between andduring the Eleven Years' War. During this time, two-thirds of Ireland was governed by the Irish Catholic Confederation, also known as the Confederation of Kilkenny because it was based in l: Kilkenny.

texts All Books All Texts Confederate Ireland This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. Books to Borrow. Top Full text of "Cromwell in Ireland; a history of Cromwell's Irish campaign" See other formats. One book relating specifically to the topic of Cromwell and Ireland, Tom Reilly’s Cromwell: an honourable enemy, has proved particularly controversial.

As the title suggests, Reilly approached the topic from the premise that Cromwell’s brutal reputation in Ireland was entirely unjustified, the result, he argues, of a deliberate distortion. Cromwellian conquest of Ireland; Part of the Eleven Years' War and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Oliver Cromwell, who landed in Ireland in to re-conquer the country on behalf of the English Parliament.

He left inhaving taken eastern and southern Ireland, passing his command to Henry : Decisive English Parliamentarian victory. How many died during Cromwell’s campaign.

Published in Confederate War and Cromwell, Cromwell, General, Issue 6 (Nov/Dec ), Letters, Volume Sir, —In his reassessment of the reputation of Oliver Cromwell, Micheál Ó Siochrú outlines the known historical facts relating to his campaign in Ireland (August –May ), detailing his programme of ethnic cleansing, the massacre of.

The Battle of Rathmines and Cromwell's landing in Ireland By the end of the period, known as Confederate Ireland, in the only remaining Parliamentarian outpost in Ireland was in Dublin, under the command of Colonel Michael Jones.

On Septemthe County Louth town of Drogheda was the scene of one of the worst massacres to take place on Irish soil, blackening the name of Oliver Cromwell in Ireland : Frances Mulraney. In a book without heroes James Butler, Marquis of Ormond and lord lieutenant of Ireland, emerges alongside Cromwell as one of the villains.

Ormond, a. Oliver Cromwell was appointed as Deputy of Ireland to lead a campaign to restore direct control and quell the Confederate opposition. The first battle in Cromwell's bloody offensive was at Drogheda, where an assault on the city walls resulted in the slaughter of /5(9).

The Confederate Wars in Ireland Hitherto the rebellion had found no sympathizers among the Leinster gentry. From its outbreak the Lords of the Pale, Catholics and Protestants alike, had avowed their devotion to the King and offered their services to help in suppressing the rebels.

St Patrick’s 4- Jones, Rebels, Confederates, Cromwell 17th century horror in Ireland. The first image comes from the Crowellian Conquest of Ireland following the Confederate wars here. Cromwell is the man on the horse. Rebels, Confederates, Cromwell 17th century horror in Ireland.

” A Spare Mind. December texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency Library. Top Full text of "Cromwell in Ireland: A History of Cromwell's Irish Campaign" See other formats. The Battle of Scariffhollis, by Liam Ronayne,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

The Battle of Benburb by Clive Hollick has all the stuff a gamer would be interested in. While it is specific to that battle it has a general outline of the war A number of the military histories of Cromwell have good information about the later period.

Beyond that you are into academic style books. Confederate Ireland refers to the period of Irish self-government between the Rebellion of and the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland in During this time, two-thirds of Ireland was governed by the Irish Catholic Confederation, also known as the "Confederation of Kilkenny" (based in the city of Kilkenny).The remaining Protestant-controlled enclaves in Ulster, Munster and Leinster were.

In Ireland's population stood close to million. Following a battle in Ireland known as the "Siege of Drogheda" in which Irish rebels were brutally subdued, Oliver's son, Henry, was named Major General in command of English forces in Ireland.

The confederates and the Irish wars of the s in, editor(s)Liam Ronayne, The battle of Scariffhollis, Donegal,pp7 - 15, [Micheal O Siochru] Book Chapter, Micheal O Siochru, The confederation of Kilkenny, History Ireland, 2,p51 - 57 Journal Article.

A commander of Protestant forces in Ulster, he sided with Parliament aganist the King and defeated the last Confederate field army at the battle of Scariffhollis.

C oote was the eldest son of Sir Charles Coote of Coote Castle, County Roscommon, one of the leading Protestant "New English" settlers in Ireland. He was knighted in and. The one term that unifies them is the contemporary Irish language term Cogadh na haon deag mbliana or the Eleven Years War.

The war of changed Ireland forever. The lack of an agreed-upon name signifies how poorly remembered and little understood this episode in Irish. Battle of Scariffholis Catholic Confederate Wars Cromwellian Conquest early modern history Eoghan Rua O'Neill God's Executioner Heber MacMahon Ireland James Scott Wheeler Mihceal O Siochru Oliver Cromwell Ormonde Parliamentarian Protestant Royalist Sack of Magdeburg Siege of Drogheda Tom Reilly.