The sieges of Derry

William Kelly, editor

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ISBN: 978-1-85182-510-3
March 2001. 146pp.

Few events in Irish history have generated such an output of writing, reaction and controversy as the siege of Derry in 1689. In fact, the events of those months still resonate in modern politics. Controversies over commemorations of the siege have often resulted in violence on the streets of Derry and elsewhere. This volume of essays seeks to explore these events and their profound impact on the literature, history, politics and popular culture of Ireland. Given the breadth of material and time-span, this series of essays is as much a contribution to our understanding of some of the most intractable problems of modern Ireland as it is to our knowledge of events in the seventeenth century, events which still inspire popular mythology and inform the ideology of Ulster Unionism.