History of Ireland

When did the Battle of Boyne end?

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09/13/2008

The Battle of the Boyne between King William III and his father-in-law, King James II, was fought on 1st July 1690 or 11th July according to our modern calendar. Both kings personally commanded their armies. William had 36,000 men and James 25,000 - the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield.