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Ireland’s Wars: The Boyne

The 1st of July, 1690. The armies of William III and James II faced each other in County Meath, separated by the winding course of the River Boyne. Roughly 36’000 Williamite soldiers, of varying nationalities, prepared to come to battle … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Cavan And Charlemont, 1690

After the stand-off outside Dundalk came to an end, with both sides withdrawing their armies into winter quarters, James II came in for increasing criticism. He had moved away first, tiring of the interminable situation where Schomburg’s army refused to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Schomburg’s Campaign

Frederick Schomburg had a very interesting military career. Born in 1615 in the Palatinate, to a German count and the daughter of an English Baron, Schomburg entered the military life at the earliest opportunity, serving in the armies of the … Continue reading

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