1651 · London
Limerick, in western Ireland was the scene of two sieges during the Irish Confederate Wars. The second and largest of these took place during Cromwell's conquest of Ireland, 1650â51. Limerick was one of the last fortified cities held by an alliance of Irish Irish Confederates and Royalists against the forces of the English Parliament. Its garrison, led by Hugh Dubh O'Neill, surrendered to Henry Ireton after a protracted and bitter siege. Over 2,000 soldiers of Cromwell's New Model Army were killed at Limerick, and Henry Ireton, Cromwell's son-in-law, died of the plague.
OCLC records 11 institutional holdings, of which just 3 are in the US. (Inventory #: 49959)