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History of Ireland, from the Anglo-Norman Invasion Till the Union of the Country with Great Britain Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R418
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History of Ireland, from the Anglo-Norman Invasion Till the Union of the Country with Great Britain Volume 2 (Paperback):...
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History of Ireland, from the Anglo-Norman Invasion Till the Union of the Country with Great Britain Volume 2 (Paperback)

William Cooke Taylor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 Excerpt: ...rest of the army, the garrison should make a sally on the English camp, Ginckle's army must have been irretrievably ruined. Treachery and surprise were necessary to his success, and luckily he was able to avail himself of both. The English general issued orders to dismantle his batteries--an operation equally necessary whether he succeeded or failed in his expedition against Clare: for the guns were badly placed; and should the siege be continued, an entire change should be made in the disposition of his forces to ensure success. There was a small island in the Shannon, separated from the Clare side by a fordable channel, which Ginckle saw was the best place for attempting a passage. It was guarded by General Clifford with four regiments of dragoons; but this commander had now sold himself to the English, and had promised to resign the pass without opposition, or even exciting alarm. The almost universal tradition of the Irish peasantry is, that Colonel Henry Luttrel, the ancestor of the Carhampton family, was the person who betrayed the passage of the Shannon to Ginckle; and his name is at this day proverbially used as an epithet for all that is vile and infamous; but he was at the time imprisoned in Limerick on the suspicion of some other piece of treachery. Ginckle continued his preparations for raising the siege, and at the same time prepared a number of pontoons for transporting his army to the island. The garrison of Limerick, intoxicated with joy, uttered loud shouts of exultation when they saw the English dismounting their guns. They were persuaded that the siege was about to be raised, an event which they justly regarded as a full compensation for the disastrous battle of Aughrim. On a dark night Ginckle laid his bridge of boats without being disco...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Cooke Taylor
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-94853-4
Barcode: 9781235948534
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-94853-6

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