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?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.




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