Author Results for Jane H. Ohlmeyer

Irish Privateers during the Civil War, 1642-50

By Jane H. Ohlmeyer

One of Spain’s treasure shipments was intercepted by an Irish privateer, one of many off the waters of Britain. Letters of marque issued by the Spanish authority in Flanders allowed privateers to hinder at sea all enemies to the ‘Catholic cause’.   The article details the use made of Ireland as a base for privateering, with […] Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | Irish Sea | Other (location)
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers