Battle of the Boyne, 1 July 1690

Battle at which William III defeated the army gathered by the deposed James II in Ireland. The battle was not decisive, and much of the Jacobite army was able to escape the field. However, James fled to France, leaving William free to pacify Ireland.
The Irish Brigade 1670-1745 – The Wild Geese in French Service, D P Graham. An excellent history of the Irish troops who went on to form the Wild Geese, the exiled Irish forces fighting for the French. At its best when looking at the Williamite War in Ireland in 1678-81 when the Irish troops were fighting directly for James II after he had been expelled from England, and on the period before that, when Irish troops served the French and Spanish because the Test Acts prevented most Catholics from joining the British forces (Read Full Review)
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (26 August 2000), Battle of the Boyne, 1 July 1690, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_boyne.html

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