Battle Of The Boyne

The famous battle, in 1690, ended the attempt of Catholic King James II to hold out against his son-in-law, the Protestant Prince William of Orange, who had taken his English kingdom from him. But the battle was not, as is often supposed, a straightforward fight between Catholic and Protestant; and the circumstances of the battle are discussed in Rutherfurd's second Irish book, in the chapter entitled 'The Staff of Saint Patrick'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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