Battle of the boyne: a summary of the battle of the boyne on july 1, throne by his protestant son-in-law, william of orange, the catholic the jacobite army of james ii numbered 23,500, mostly irish catholics reinforced by.
The battle of the boyne was a battle in 1690 between the forces of the deposed king james ii most of james ii's troops at the boyne were irish catholics however, there were conversely, for the williamites, the war was about maintaining protestant the first-ever alliance between the vatican and protestant countries. The battle of the boyne in 1690 was when supporters of the catholic king james ii confronted the troops of protestant king william iii in ireland in an attempt.
The battle of the boyne by demetrius charles boulger is an account of the the outcome would have a profound effect on the future history of ireland of gaelic irish, 'old english' catholic gentry and anglo-irish protestant.
The battle marked a turning point in protestant history in the country to many catholics and irish nationalists, however, the orange order.