Editors. "Ireton lays siege to Limerick". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Parliamentary commander Henry Ireton lays siege to Limerick. Although he eventually succeeds in taking the city, he is to succumb to a fever in the strain of the campaign, and dies in November 1651.