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Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Michael Browning

 
 
Michael Browning Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Michael Browning Marker
Inscription.

Near this spot was landed the body of
Michael Browning
Master of the ship
Mountjoy
of Londonderry - killed in action at the breaking of the boom, July 28th 1689.o.s. while leading the van of the relieving squadron against the forces of James II & Louis XIV.

"He died by the most enviable of all deaths, in sight of the city which was his birth place, which was his home, and which had just been saved by his bravery and self-devotion from the most frightful form of destruction.
(Macauley)

This tablet was erected from a bequest to this city by J.Y.F. Cooke, formerly of Boomhall

 
Erected by City of Derry-Londonderry.
 
Location. 54° 59.837′ N, 7° 19.212′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is on Union Hall Place, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the city wall, within meters of the Tower Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6LU, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guildhall Square (here, next to this marker); Demi-culverin Cannon (here, next to this marker); a different marker
Michael Browning Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Michael Browning Marker
Tower Museum dominates background beyond wall
also named Demi-culverin Cannon (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Walled City (a few steps from this marker); ... Free, entire and perfect (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Guildhall Square (a few steps from this marker); Magazine Gate (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Michael Browning Bio. (Submitted on December 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Browning, a local hero who saved the Apprentice Boys. (Submitted on December 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Siege (BBC). (Submitted on December 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 413 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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