1. James II, a Roman Catholic, ascends the throne of England in 1685, and he is intent upon subjecting Ireland’s Protestants. 2. Protestants in Ulster are determined to put up a resistance to ‘Popery’, and they eventually hold out in the city of Londonderry. 3. Thirteen brave Apprentice Boys close the gates of Londonderry in December 1688 in the face of the Earl of Antrim’s forces. 4. Robert Lundy is appointed Governor of the City, and at first the citizens have great faith in him, but he was eventually to prove a traitor. 5. How did the citizens of Derry hold out in the face of James II’s army, as the siege got under way in April 1689? Why was their cry “No Surrender!”?
Michael Steven Sheane was born in England in 1947. He was educated at Larne Grammar School and Orange’s Academy, Belfast, a mixed Protestant and Catholic college, and attended Trinity College, Dublin. A man from Ballygally on the Antrim Coast, he now lives in Antrim. His hobbies include stamp collecting, photography and walking. He contributes to press, radio and television on Ulster affairs. He also writes for Ireland’s Own, and now combines writing with business.
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