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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841768915
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/10/2005
  • Series: Campaign Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 854,662
  • 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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Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign 7
The accession of King James II
The 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688
Tyrconnel's rise
The return of King James
The Campaign 14
The conflict begins
The walls of Derry
The war in the west
Schomberg's war
A challenge accepted
The summer of 1690
The eve of battle
Chronology 38
Opposing Commanders 40
The Jacobites
The Williamites
The Opposing Armies 46
The Jacobite forces
The Williamite forces
Orders of battle
Opposing Plans 54
The Jacobite plan
The Williamite plan
The Battle 58
The flank march
William's headquarters
The Hill of Donore
The Williamites move
Above Oldbridge
King William's Glen
Grove Island
Roughgrange
The Jacobite high-water mark
Yellow Island
William crosses the Boyne
The forlorn hope
Platin: the final stand
The bridge at Duleek
The Aftermath 89
The Jacobite retreat
From Duleek to Dublin
The Battlefield Today 93
Bibliography 94
Index 95
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