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The best pictures of the Siege of Londonderry

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Rivers, Royalty on Friday, 28 August 2015

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The best pictures of the Siege of Londonderry show key moments in the Protestant stronghold’s struggle for survival in 1689.
The first picture shows the thirteen Derry Apprentice boys who shut the city gates against the Catholic Earl of Antrim’s army.

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George Walker, joint Governor of Londonderry, inciting the Apprentice Boys to shut the city gates against the besieging Jacobites

The second picture shows Colonel James Roche, the Orangeman who carried reports of the imminent relief to the city’s governors and was shot three times when he swam back downstream into an enemy ambush.

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Colonel James Roche is shot by Jacobites during the Siege of Londonderry by Ralph Bruce

The third picture shows the relief of Londonderry by two armed merchant ships.

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The Mountjoy and the Phoenix broke the siege when they breached a massive boom across the River Foyle

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