#OTD in 1671 – Irish adventurer, Colonel Thomas Blood, dresses as a clergyman and attempts to steal the British crown jewels from the Tower of London. He is arrested in possession of the crown jewels.

In London, Thomas Blood, an Irish adventurer better known as ‘Captain Blood,’ is captured attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.   Blood, a Parliamentarian during the English Civil War, was deprived of his estate in Ireland with the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660. In 1663, he put himself […]

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#OTD in 1641 – The Battle of Julianstown: Rory O’More defeated government troops marching to raise the siege of Drogheda.

The Battle of Julianstown was fought during the Irish Rebellion of 1641, at Julianstown near Drogheda, Co Louth in November 1641. The prelude to the planned Siege of Drogheda 1641 by northern counties insurgents led by Sir Phelim O’Neil and supporters from Cavan and Monaghan to lay siege to the strategic garrison, grain store and […]

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#OTD in 1671 – Irish adventurer, Colonel Thomas Blood, dresses as a clergyman and attempts to steal the British crown jewels from the Tower of London. He is arrested in possession of the crown jewels.

In London, Thomas Blood, an Irish adventurer better known as ‘Captain Blood,’ is captured attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Blood, a Parliamentarian during the English Civil War, was deprived of his estate in Ireland with the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660. In 1663, he put himself at […]

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#OTD in 1641 – The Battle of Julianstown: Rory O’More defeated government troops marching to raise the siege of Drogheda.

The Battle of Julianstown was fought during the Irish Rebellion of 1641, at Julianstown near Drogheda, Co Louth in November 1641. The prelude to the planned Siege of Drogheda 1641 by northern counties insurgents led by Sir Phelim O’Neil and supporters from Cavan and Monaghan to lay siege to the strategic garrison, grain store and […]

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1641 – The Battle of Julianstown: Rory O’More defeated government troops marching to raise the siege of Drogheda.

The Battle of Julianstown was fought during the Irish Rebellion of 1641, at Julianstown near Drogheda, Co Louth in November 1641. The prelude to the planned Siege of Drogheda 1641 by northern counties insurgents led by Sir Phelim O’Neil and supporters from Cavan and Monaghan to lay siege to the strategic garrison, grain store and […]

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1641 – The Battle of Julianstown: The Ulster rebels defeat the government forces at Julianstown Bridge.

The Battle of Julianstown was fought during the Irish Rebellion of 1641, at Julianstown near Drogheda, Co Louth in November 1641. The prelude to the planned Siege of Drogheda 1641 by northern counties insurgents led by Sir Phelim O’Neil and supporters from Cavan and Monaghan to lay siege to the strategic garrison, grain store and […]

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