Limerick, the last Irish Jacobite city, surrenders

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Historical Context Note

The Irish city of Limerick, a stronghold of Jacobite supporters, capitulates to the Williamite forces. Commander Patrick Sarsfield, with approximately 10 000 fellow soldiers and 4000 women and children, leaves Ireland for France to enter the services of Louis XIV.

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Editors. "Limerick, the last Irish Jacobite city, surrenders". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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