William R. Young
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Being a Chronicle of Events in Ireland during the Revolutionary Period, 1688-91
For information on those who were involved in the siege of Derry in 1689 and events during the Williamite War in general, the best single source is W. R. Young, Fighters of Derry, Their Deeds and Descendents, Being a Chronicle of Events in Ireland during the Revolutionary Period, 1688–91 (London, 1932). This lists the names of some 1,660 individuals who defended Derry or were associated with William of Orange; for many of them brief biographical sketches are provided.
This book provides a real insight into settler society, particularly in north-west Ulster, in the late seventeenth century. Young has also compiled a list of 352 Jacobites, again with biographical sketches for many of them.
This new edition provides a short biographical sketch of the author and has been enhanced with illustrations. The index has also been revised and substantially extended.
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