#OnThisDay 1651 Hugh Dubh O’Neill surrendered Limerick to Henry Ireton. They held out for months under siege, famine & disease but when English Royalists mutinied & turned the town’s guns inwards, O’Neill had to surrender. Civilians & their goods were unharmed. The English loyalists, namely Colonel Fennell who organised the mutiny was hanged as he was deemed a soldier of fortune. O’Neill escaped with his life.
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar