King William's Victory - The Battle of the Boyne, by Michael Sheane
Book published by Arthur Stockwell in 2006, 111 pages. Paperback (N4821)
From the rear side cover: In the bloodless ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688, King James II, a Roman Catholic, lost the throne of England to his daughter, Mary, and her Protestant husband, William, Prince of Orange, at the request of parliament. After seeking refuge with Louis XIV of France, James, in 1690, with French aid and military support, saw an opportunity to strike back at William through Ireland.
The two monarchs came face-to-face at the River Boyne (a few miles west of Drogheda), and the resulting battle is still celebrated (on 12th July) by Irish Protestants.
Today, however, many people question the historical importance of the battle, claiming that it was little more than a minor skirmish with no real religious or political significance. They also deride William’s role and expertise in defeating his father-in-law on that day.
In this well-researched biography, Michael Sheane answers those questions and charts William III’s life from childhood through to his victory at the Battle of the Boyne. Chapters in the book include:
- The House of Orange and its times
- Before the Battle of the Boyne
- James II and the aftermath
- Arms and Amraments
- James Marches South
- Ready for Battle
- A Call to Arms
- James vs William
- The French and the Dutch
- William in the Ascendant
- On the eve of Jame's Retreat
- and more!
Condition of the book is excellent. the The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover