The New Model Army in Ireland

This picture shows Cromwell's New Model Army besieging and attacking a Confederate stronghold in Ballymena in Ulster. Cromwell's soldiers had been particularly motivated by accounts of Protestants of Ulster being murdered in the original 1641 rebellion by O'Neill. They were therefore particularly harsh when coming across troops and soldiers who they believed had been involved in those events. No quarter was offered to these troops and any who surrendered were executed.

Courtesy of Ballymena Borough Council

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