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THE BOYNE’S TROUBLED LEGACY

Source:   A loyalist reveller prepares to burn an Irish tricolour on a bonfire during ‘the Twelfth’ commemorations, 12 July 2017. Religious sectarian problems still plague Northern Ireland  

Irish Protestant soldiers only formed a small part of William III’s army at the Battle of the Boyne, with the majority of his troops being drawn from across continental Europe

Police look on as a car is torched during a riot on an Orangemen march in Ardoyne, 2012. This is William III’s unfortunate legacy in Ireland

“CONTRARY TO POPULAR PERCEPTIONS THE BOYNE WAS FAR FROM BEING AN ALMOST EXCLUSIVE CLASH BETWEEN IRISH CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS”

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