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    The Siege Of Derry

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    The Siege Of Derry There where many reasons why the siege begun but it all begun back in 1685 when Charles II died and he had no children so his successor was his brother James, but James was a catholic but the country he was to rule over was protestant. The protestants prepared to accept him as king if he promised to govern according to the laws of England and to accept the advise of the parliament. They were also reassured by the fact that James' heir was his daughter from his first

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    The Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 In this essay I am going to try to explain what happened after ‘Bloody Sunday’ and why there are such different interpretations of the event. I am going to look at 4 different sources; 2 newspaper reports, an ITN news report and also a video of a BBC documentary. I will also use my own knowledge to interpret the sources. After the event an enquiry known as the, ‘Widgery Report’ came to a verdict that the army was not to blame for what happened where as

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    was stopped before it had really begun by the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The RUC broke up the march by using batons, which left many members of the march severely injured. Broadcasters around the world were filming this incident. The incidents in Derry had a big effect on many people around the world but particularly on the Catholic population of Northern Ireland. For two days after this march there was serious rioting between the Catholics and the RUC. In the following January there were many

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    thematic of violence in earlier and later Heaney” “Heaney’s poetry grants sectarian killing in Northern Ireland a historical respectability which is not usually granted in day to day journalism” (Morrison, 68) Seamus Heaney was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. Derry was a bitterly divided city that soon became to the fore of "the troubles". In the 1970’s Northern Ireland's sectarian divisions hit a new level of extreme and t “the troubles” became violent and dangerous in the early 1970’s. With the

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    going to compare are Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney and Death Be Not Proud by John Donne. The first poem I am going to study is a poem by Seamus Heaney called Mid-Term Break. Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry into a farming background. He attended St. Columb’s College in Derry where he was a border. Heaney went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The poet’s title Mid-Term Break is somewhat ambiguous as it would suggest a holiday of some sort, whereas, the poem is actually about

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    Exploring Why the British Troops Were Sent into Northern Ireland in 1969 Ireland was once a Nation they claimed a moral right to live in Ireland. Before 1500 the Gaelic lived in Ireland, they shared a language and political structure. They were separated into smaller groups. In the 5th century the Gaelic were converted to Christianity by missionaries. After 1500 the English took control for the first time by way of force due to the Irish being loyal to Catholicism and the English were

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    arrested under interment. The march was declared illegal, but was carried out regardless of this fact on January 30th 1972. The English government allowed the march to carry on, however they put up 27 barricades to stop them marching into central Derry and into more protestant areas. Ironically the majority catholic area 'Bogside' was the place where they marched. The government used soldiers from the 1st parachute regiment, a questionable group to use as they are trained to kill in battlefield

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    Seamus Heaney

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    His father owned and worked fifty acres of farmland in County Derry in N.I. Patrick Heaney had always been committed to cattle-dealing. Seamus’ parents died quite early in his life and so his uncle had to take care of him from then on. Heaney grew up as a country boy and attended the local primary school. When he was twelve he won a scholarship to St. Columb’s College, a catholic boarding school situated in the city of Derry. Heaney moved to Belfast later in his life where he lived for fifteen

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    Bloody Sunday

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    in to protect them they were ignoring their needs and were only there to get members of the IRA. There was a building tension as every day in the months leading up to "Bloody Sunday" there was rioting in the city, Rioters operating out of Free Derry would pelt the army with stones at a place known as "agro corner" and for a good reason. Perhaps it is this endless rioting that made some members of the army based in Northern Ireland fired up and ready to kill, also the sheer number of Nationalist

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    Ireland. I shall describe his style of leadership and in particular focus on his responses to some of the major controversial issues that arose during his term of office. These include the citing of the new university at Coleraine instead of Derry, and the Invitation of the Taoiseach, Sean Lemass to Stormont without prior approval of his cabinet. Finally I shall attempt to analyse his reaction to the immense pressure thrust upon him by the Civil Rights Association, a movement which began

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