Penn’s Expedition to Bonratty in 1646

By J. R. Powell, published February 1954


Description of the joint forces action by the Parliamentarian forces endeavouring to gain control in Ireland. The vessels under Admiral Penn and landed forces under Colonel McAdam, gained an initial victory at Six Mile Bridge and then held Bonratty Castle while under attack from the rebels commanded by the Earl of Muskery. Only after McAdam was killed and they were on the verge of having to retreat due to a lack of funds were the Royalists successful in seizing the castle.

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Filed under: English Civil War | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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