Battle of Aughrim, 12 July 1691
A battle in the aftermath of the Battle of the Boyne, at which a Jacobite army containing both Irish and French troops was defeated by William III's troops.
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
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How to cite this article:
Rickard, J. (25 August 2000), Aughrim, battle of, 12 July 1691, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_aughrim.html