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Richard Talbot (1630 - 1691):
Earl of Tyrconnell


Richard Talbot was appointed commander-in-chief of the army in Ireland under King James II, who created him Earl of Tyrconnell. He restructured his force, recruiting many Catholics, and in 1687 became viceroy. Talbot's troops were defeated at Enniskillen and in Derry, where Lundy became Governor in 1689 and Catholics were expelled from the city. King James was forced to flee to France and William of Orange was proclaimed King. Talbot raised an army of fifty thousand men, some of whom took part in the unsuccessful siege of Derry. When King James arrived from France in 1689 Talbot was created a duke. He fought at the Battle of the Boyne and died during the second siege of Limerick.

Born: 1630
Died: 14 August 1691
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