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siege of Londonderry


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1689.

When William of Orange landed at Brixham, Lord‐Lieutenant Tyrconnel, to furnish Irish troops for England, had weakened his Ulster garrisons. In December both Londonderry and Enniskillen shut their doors against fresh garrisons. In April James II himself advanced against Londonderry. Governor Robert Lundy was prepared to surrender, but was overthrown by a popular rebellion and replaced by the Revd George Walker. The town was in extreme distress before a Williamite supply ship broke the besiegers' boom on Lough Foyle on 28 July.

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