Battle of the Boyne 1690: The Irish Campaign for the English Crown

Battle of the Boyne 1690: The Irish Campaign for the English Crown

by Michael McNally, Graham Turner
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768915
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
841,996
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Michael McNally is 40 years of age and was born, raised and educated in London. Of Irish parentage, Michael has an active interest in Irish history, and military history in particular. He is married with two children and lives in Germany where he works for a major reinsurance company.

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