Battle of the Boyne 1690

The Irish campaign for the English crown

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Battle of the Boyne 1690

The Irish campaign for the English crown

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Osprey's examination of the battle of the Willamite War in Ireland (1689-1691), which would decide the fate of the crown of England. In April 1685, James II ascended the English throne. An overt Catholic, James proved unpopular with his Protestant subjects, and a group of nobles invited the Dutch prince William of Orange to take the throne in the Glorious Revolution of 1688; James II fled to France. James returned in 1689, a French fleet landing him at Kinsale in Ireland. On 14 June 1690, William led an army to Ireland and came face-to-face with the Jacobites along the banks of the Boyne near Drogheda. This book describes the events that led to the momentous battle on July 1, 1690.

Table of Contents

The campaign/Chronology/Opposing commanders/The opposing armies/Opposing plans/The battle/The aftermath/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Jul 13 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841768915
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 36 b/w; 28 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Michael McNally

Michael McNally was born in London in 1964. An exp…


Graham Turner

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