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Battle of Boyne   /bˈætəl əv bɔɪn/   Listen
Battle of Boyne

A battle in the War of the Grand Alliance in Ireland in 1690; William III defeated the deposed James II and so ended the Catholicism that had been reintroduced in England by the Stuarts.  Synonym: Boyne.

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"Battle of Boyne" Quotes from Famous Books

... with the despicable James at its head, was driven back; the purpose at one time being to establish James at the head of an independent Kingdom in Catholic Ireland. But that would-be King of Ireland was humiliated and sent back to France by the battle of Boyne ...
— The Evolution of an Empire • Mary Parmele

Words linked to "Battle of Boyne" :   Emerald Isle, War of the League of Augsburg, Ireland, War of the Grand Alliance, Hibernia, pitched battle

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