Walker of Derry

By: Kerr, W.S.

Price: $100.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original bright red cloth backed in yellow cloth on boards. Faded strip along head of cover prevents its being Very Good. Previous owner's name and date ('45). For those not familiar with the history of Ireland, this book honours the memory of Rev. George Walker and many others who defended the city of Londonderry from James II, deposed King of England who was attempting to rouse his Catholic supporters in order to regain the British throne. With assistance from France, James attacked in April, 1689. Without benefit of advanced weapons or official leadership, the residents of Derry held fast for 105 days, thus preventing the powerful Louis XIV from taking over Europe. A saying from the time is, "While there was dog or cat in Derry yet remaining there should be no surrender."- p.10. The Siege of Derry, Governor Walker, Rev. John Mackenzie, Mackenzie's Accusations, Walker and the Presbyterians, The Governorship, Attacks on Walker's Character, Walker Vindicated by Derry Officers, Bishop Hopkins and the Cllosing of the Gates, Modern Assailants of Walker, Index. 144 pp.

Title: Walker of Derry

Author Name: Kerr, W.S.

Illustrator: Portraits

Categories: Biography, Social History,

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Publisher: Londonderry, Self Published: 1938

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good Plus to Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 006976

Keywords: NOISBN Biography. Religion.