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The Resource Sir Henry Docwra, 1564-1631 : Derry's second founder, John McGurk

Sir Henry Docwra, 1564-1631 : Derry's second founder, John McGurk

Label
Sir Henry Docwra, 1564-1631 : Derry's second founder
Title
Sir Henry Docwra, 1564-1631
Title remainder
Derry's second founder
Statement of responsibility
John McGurk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Henry Docwra served under Sir Richard Bingham in Connacht in the 1580s, and in the 90s he was a colonel with the earl of Essex elsewhere in Ireland and in the Netherlands. In 1601 he was given 'the most desperate assignment' to plant garrisons at Derry and along the Foyle and at Beleek and Ballyshannon - to drive a wedge between O'Neill and O'Donnell, the leaders of the northern Gaelic confederacy." "Most of this book is an account of Docwra's Derry-based campaigns during the Nine Years War. It draws on contemporary documents and the skill of a military and political historian to provide an account of the war and its aftermath, including the 'second foundation' by Docwra of the City of Derry under James I's charter of 1604." "Appointed provost-for-life of Derry, Docwra retired to England two years later, somewhat disillusioned by the post-war settlement. From 1616 to 1631, when he died, he lived in Dublin where he held the position of treasurer-at-war."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGurk, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA937.5.D63
LC item number
M34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military towns
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Derry (Northern Ireland)
  • Docwra, Henry
Target audience
specialized
Label
Sir Henry Docwra, 1564-1631 : Derry's second founder, John McGurk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The family background -- Sir Henry Docwra: soldier of fortune to military governor -- Docwra's army: from Chester on the Dee to Derry on the Foyle -- Sir Henry Docwra's war effort: military operations, 1600-1 -- Docwra's Irish allies and military activity during 1601 -- Garrison life in Docwra's Derry -- Military affairs, December 1601-3: Ballyshannon to Mellifont -- Last years in Derry, 1603-6 -- Sir Henry Docwra as civil servant, 1616-31 -- Conclusion -- Glossary compiled by Dr Peter Smith -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm58555981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 p.
Isbn
9781851829484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Sir Henry Docwra, 1564-1631 : Derry's second founder, John McGurk
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The family background -- Sir Henry Docwra: soldier of fortune to military governor -- Docwra's army: from Chester on the Dee to Derry on the Foyle -- Sir Henry Docwra's war effort: military operations, 1600-1 -- Docwra's Irish allies and military activity during 1601 -- Garrison life in Docwra's Derry -- Military affairs, December 1601-3: Ballyshannon to Mellifont -- Last years in Derry, 1603-6 -- Sir Henry Docwra as civil servant, 1616-31 -- Conclusion -- Glossary compiled by Dr Peter Smith -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm58555981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 p.
Isbn
9781851829484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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