Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: E650001-023
Account of Surrender of Limerick, 1651
Author: William Layles
Background details and bibliographic information
File DescriptionJohn T. Gilbert
Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber
Proof corrections by Olivia Lardner
1. First draft, revised and corrected.
Extent of text: 2500 words
CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of the History Department, University College Cork
College Road, Cork, Irelandhttp://www.ucc.ie/celt (2009)
Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: E650001-023
Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.
Secondary literature: a small selection
- Francis Finegan, 'The siege of Limerick, 1651', in: Francis Finegan (ed.), Commemoration of the siege of Limerick: tercentenary commemoration of the siege of Limerick, 1651-1951 ([s.l.]: [s.n.] 1951) 25-33.
- Gerard Anthony Hayes-McCoy, 'Limerick 1651: the weapons of the siege', in: Francis Finegan (ed.), Commemoration of the siege of Limerick: tercentenary commemoration of the siege of Limerick, 1651-1951 ([s.l.]: [s.n.] 1951) 34-39.
- J. G. Simms, 'Hugh Dubh O'Neill's defence of Limerick, 1650-1'. Irish Sword 3:2 (1957/58) 115123.
- Jane H. Ohlmeyer (ed.), Ireland from independence to occupation 1641-1660. Cambridge 1995.
- Jane H. Ohlmeyer, 'Ireland independent: confederate foreign policy and international relations during the mid-seventeenth century', in: Jane H.Ohlmeyer, (ed.), Ireland from independence to occupation 1641-1660. Cambridge 1995, 89-111.
- Micheál Ó Siochrú, Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649: a constitutional and political analysis. Dublin 1998.
- Nicholas Canny, Making Ireland British, 1580-1650. Oxford 2001.
- Micheál Ó Siochrú, 'The Confederates and the Irish wars of the 1640s', in: Liam Ronayne (ed.), The battle of Scariffhollis 1650 (Letterkenny: Eagráin Dhún na nGall, 2001), 7-15.
- Micheál Ó Siochrú, (ed.), Kingdoms in crisis: Ireland in the 1640s. Essays in honour of Donal Crógan. Dublin and Portland (OR) 2001.
- Margaret Franklin, A bibliography of Limerick city and county. Limerick 2005.
- David Farr, Henry Ireton and the English Revolution. Woodbridge 2006.
- Mícheál Ó Siochrú, Atrocity, Codes of Conduct and the Irish in the British Civil Wars 16411653, Past & Present 195/1 (2007) 5586.
The edition used in the digital edition
- John T. Gilbert, Account of Surrender of Limerick, 1651 in A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland from 1641 to 1652, Dublin, Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society (1880); volume 3, page 263264.
CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts
The present text covers pages 26364 of the volume in the Appendix.
Text has been proof-read twice and parsed using SGMLS.
The electronic text represents the edited text. Older spellings like O Neill without apostroph, reflecting Irish usage, are silently brought into line with current English usage, i.e. O'Neill etc. Obsolete and variant spellings, including those of place-names, are retained in the text itself, but in the XML markup regularized forms are given, using the orig reg="" element, in the value of the 'reg' attribute. Text supplied by the editor, J.T. Gilbert, is marked sup resp="JTG". In HTML format, supplied text is displayed in italics. Words and phrases in languages other than English are tagged. Personal names are not encoded in this edition; this is envisaged at a later stage.
Direct speech is tagged q.
Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (and subsequent punctuation mark) crosses a page-break, this break is marked after the completion of the word (and punctuation mark).
div0=the report. Page-breaks are marked pb n="".
Dates are standardized in the ISO form yyyy-mm-dd.
Dates are tagged.
Created: by Dr. William Layles
Use of language
Language: [EN] The text is in seventeenth-century English.