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  Battle of the Boyne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Boyne was a turning point in the Williamite war in Ireland between the deposed King James II of England and VII of Scotland and his son-in-law and successor, William, for the English, Scottish and Irish thrones.
The battle of the Boyne was the decisive encounter in a war that was primarily about James's attempt to regain the thrones of England and Scotland, but is widely remembered as a decisive moment in the struggle between Protestant and Catholic factions in Ireland.
The Boyne, which in the old Julian calendar, took place on 1 July, was treated as less important, third in commemorative value after Aughrim and the anniversary of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 on 23 October.
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 River Boyne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River Boyne is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 112 kilometres (70 miles) long.
It is crossed just west of Drogheda by the Boyne River Bridge that carries the M1 motorway and by the Boyne Viaduct that carries the Dublin-Belfast railway line to the east.
The Battle of the Boyne, a major battle in Irish History, took place along the Boyne near Drogheda in 1690 during the Williamite war in Ireland.
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 The battle of the Boyne
The battle of the Boyne was fought in Ireland in 1690 between two kings, James II and William of Orange, both of whome laid claim to the British throne.
It was an unusual battle for a number of reasons, not least because it actually took place on July 1st, but because of the changeover from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar the day is now commemorated on the 12th of July.
The battle for the supremacy of the English throne was also a battle to determine the status quo throughout Europe.
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 Battle of the Boyne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Battle of the Boyne was a controversial military clash between deposed King James II and his son-in-law and successor William III for the English Scottish and Irish thrones.
The battle represented the culmination of James's to regain the thrones of England and but is remembered (wrongly) as a decisive in the struggle between Protestant and Catholic factions - in fact both armies mixed and William Of Orange's own elite - the Blue Guards - had the Banner with them on the day.
Derry and the Boyne: A contemporary Catholic account of the Siege of Derry, the Battle of the Boyne, and the general condition of Ireland in the Jacobite war
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 BBC - History - Battle of the Boyne 1690   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The battle began on Tuesday 1st July, with an artillery barrage and William decided on a frontal assault across the river at Oldbridge, while he sent his right wing upstream in a feint which successfully drew most of the French away.
The Battle of the Boyne did not end the war in Ireland for the Irish Jacobites, and the French retired in good order to fight doggedly behind the Shannon River for another year.
This Sceptred Isle - Battle of the Boyne
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 Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Grand Orange Lodge
In the valley beyond was the River Boyne marking the boundary of Louth and Meath.
The Battle of the Boyne was the most famous of Irish battles, for it represented in the Europe of the day a signal success for the Grand Alliance against Louis XIV.
With William's victory at the Boyne the fate of James was sealed.
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 Tour Ireland
The third great battle site is of the Battle of the Boyne, near Drogheda, 48 km (30 miles) north of Dublin.
By the time the Battle of the Boyne took place on 12 July 1690, the war in Ireland had been going on for a year.
The battle itself is commemorated every year in the North, at the so-called Sham Fight in the grounds of Scarva House, Scarva, Co. Down, on 13 July annually.
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 Boyne - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Boyne, river, Republic of Ireland, rising in the Bog of Allen, County Kildare, and flowing north-east past the towns of Trim, An Uaimh, and Slane in...
Boyne, Battle of the, important engagement of the Glorious Revolution (1688-1689) in England.
It was fought on the banks of the Boyne River in...
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 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | How the battle of the Boyne earned its place in history
Today is battle of the Boyne day, marking the 310th anniversary of King Billy's famous victory in Ireland and the triumph of Protestantism.
This is odd, because the battle was actually fought on July 1, and King William was on the side of the Pope.
In that sense, the battle of the Boyne, though relatively minor in military significance, was a landmark event in British affairs, as well as a continuing landmine in Irish history.
www.guardian.co.uk /Northern_Ireland/Story/0,2763,342562,00.html   (558 words)

  
 Boyne
William forded the Boyne further downstream near Drybridge, and placing himself at the head of a substantial force of cavalry, charged the Jacobite right flank.
The Battle of the Boyne, by Jan Wyck, National Army Museum, London.
Seen in retrospect, the battle of the Boyne must be regarded as decisive, but it was not the end of the war.
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 History
Although the Order links its origin to the Battle of Diamond in 1795, it is more likely a commemoration of the victory by William III or Orange at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
Their loss at Boyne Waters was the beginning of the end for James’s throne.
The Battle of Aughrim, fought on 12 July 1691, finished the war after virtually all of the Irish aristocrats were killed by the Williamite forces.
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 W3Perl - Histoire - Irlande - Battle of the boyne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The battle was fought on 1 July 1690 at a fordable river bend four miles west of Drogheda.
The main body of Williamite infantry was concentrated on fording the river at the village of Oldbridge, which was approached by a deep and sheltering glen.
The Battle of the Boyne is recalled each July in the celebrations of the Orange Order, not on the first day but on "the Twelfth", for eleven days were lost with the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in 1752.
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 King William III. The Battle Of The Boyne 1st July 1690.
Prior to the Battle of the Boyne the Irish Army had been forced to give up the siege of Derry but had fared better in the winter months than the English army.
Outside of the Battle of the Boyne the event which arguably had the greatest influence on the struggle between William and James for the soul of Ireland was the Siege of Londonderry.
A bloody battle ensued and Maumont at the head of a cavalry unit making for the scene was struck on the head by Murray's musket ball and killed.
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 Doyle Clan -The Battle of The Boyne
t would be difficult to find a battle more indelibly etched into the folk memory of a people than the Battle of the Boyne, which remains as meaningful to Irish Protestants today as it was to their forefathers in 1690.
William's bravery proved to be a decisive factor in the battle's outcome.
William's victory at the Boyne was less than overwhelming, but the outcome of the Irish campaign was no longer in doubt.
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 AllAboutIrish - The Battle of the Boyne
It is hardly possible to mention the Battle of the Boyne without striking an emotional chord in the heart of anyone with Irish blood in his or her veins.
Sadly those battle lines have their basis not in historical facts but in perception about a series of events that has taken on a life of its own.
He was, however, present at the Battle of the Boyne, and actively participated in the plan that defeated James.
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 Squadron.com
Battle of the Boyne 1690: (Campaign 160) In April 1685, James II ascended the English throne.
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.
On 1 July the two sides met in a battle that would decide the fate of the crown of England.
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 Battlefield Britain - A Clash Of Kings: The Battle Of The Boyne - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, ...
"The Battle of the Boyne was crucial in that it gave William the city of Dublin and caused James to flee," says Robert Heslip, curator in the department of history at Ulster Museum.
It includes a Cultural Heritage Centre where there is a tableau of the Battle of the Boyne on show as well as contemporary medallions, King William’s gauntlet and saddlecloth and a cannon ball from the siege of Derry.
The outcome of the Battle of the Boyne ensured the future of a protestant settlement in Ireland and, to this day, Protestant Orangemen celebrate the anniversary of the battle on July 12.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /trlout_gfx_en/TRA23254.html   (1847 words)

  
 The Battle of the Boyne
Conchobar won the battle on the Boyne over Eochaid Feidleach; and Sraibgend mac Niuil and his son fell there, sustaining the battle.
Eochaid Dala took up the yoke of battle across Meath, over the green-streamed Shannon, and brought Meadb and Connacht safe with him through dint of fighting, so that he was not dared from the Boyne to the Shannon.
Of a day that Meadb was at the gathering of Cluitheamnach and happened to be preparing for the battle of Findchorad against Conchohar, she said to her Druid, “By whom of my children shall Conchobar fall?" quoth she.
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 THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
was the decisive battle in the struggle between former King James II of England and his successor, William III, for the control of Ireland.
It was fought near the River Boyne, Northwest of Dublin.
The English defeated him on the banks of the Boyne on July 11, 1690.
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 Amazon.ca: 1690-Battle of the Boyne-P: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Boyne was also not as truly decisive as the Battle of Aughrim fought a year later on the same July 12th date, 1691.
The Boyne was part of the grander scheme of events associated with the wars of Louis XIV of France in europe.
He was seeking a battle of encirclement, but the clumsy methods of coordinating troop movments in the period prevented any such development, and what William got was a weakening of the Jacobite center to refuse against his flank movements.
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 Battle of the Boyne.
Today in Northern Ireland is known as "The Glorious Twelfth" the battle was actually fought prior to this date in the year 1690.
The battle represented the culmination of James II's attempt to regain the thrones of England and Scotland, but is remembered (wrongly) as a decisive moment in the struggle between Protestant and Catholic factions in Ireland.
Some of the French regiments fighting with the Jacobites at the Boyne were composed of German Protestants.
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 Ulster-Scots & Irish Unionist Resource - On the trail of King Billy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The bloodshed that day was a result of the Battle of Aughrim, 'Aughrim of the Slaughter', the fiercest battle of the war between Williamites and Jacobites for the control of Ireland and Britain.
It was the death knell of the hopes of the Irish Jacobites to see King James II restored to his kingdoms and led to the siege of Limerick, the surrender of that city and the treaty that ushered in the period of the Protestant Ascendancy.
From Drogheda the first stop was the site of the Battle of the Boyne itself where 'living history' players were on hand to demonstrate weapons of the period and typical cavalry and dragoon horses that would have been used by the armies that clashed there three centuries ago.
www.ulster-scots.co.uk /docs/articles/historical/kingbilly.htm   (942 words)

  
 Orange Historical Society
On the Bridge over the Boyne a wreath laying service was held with the wreath being threw onto the Boyne water.
At the Boyne site we were split into two groups each group was given a 40 minute tour and chat about the Battle of the Boyne before changing over and having another 40 minute tour.
A interesting part was the breed of horse used in the Battle of the Boyne as they only come in one colour ‘brown’ and are a breed called ‘Cob’.
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 Holidayhound - Meath, Battle of the Boyne; Catholic, Protestant, Orange Order, William, James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Battle of the Boyne is one of the defining events in Irish history, and if any one event can be held up as the beginning of the centuries of conflict between Catholic and Protestant on this island then this is it.
The first event to lead to the battle was the Siege of Derry, by now an event with its own place in the political and historical annals of Ireland (see the Introduction to Derry for more info).
However, William had sent a huge contingent to come around to the right of the battle, fording the estuary of the Boyne at Oldbridge, and in a classic pincer movement the battle was all but lost to the Catholics.
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