The Surrender of Limerick 1651

#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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