Oliver Cromwell, Theodore Roosevelt, Scribner, New York 1900, page 165
Image by C. Love
The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland, by John P. Prendergast, Mc Glashan & Gill, Dublin 1875.
From the illuminated First Page of the Accounts of James Standish, Esq., General of Ireland 1654-56
“God made them as stubble to our swords”
- Cromwell was a strange mix of self-righteous godliness and utter cruelty.
- On arriving in Ireland, he laid siege to Drogheda (September 11th, 1649). 2000 died in the massacre.
- He proceeded to Wexford (October 2nd,1649). 2000 soldiers and 1500 townspeople were slaughtered.
“God, in his righteous justice, brought a just judgement upon them.”
- On his journey from Drogheda to Wexford, Cromwell spent one or two nights at Killincarrig Castle, which had a small garrison of his men.