The History of Leith

January 10, 2012

Battle of the Boyne

The Battle of the Boyne (Irish: Cath na Bóinne, IPA: [?kah n??? ?b?o?n???]) was fought in 1690 between two rival claimants of the English, Scottish and Irish thrones – the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William (who had deposed James in 1688) – across the River Boyne near Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland. The battle, won by William, was a turning point in James’ unsuccessful attempt to regain the crown and ultimately helped ensure the continuation of Protestant supremacy in Ireland. Ironically William’s campaign against James was funded by the pope. for more click here

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