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Battle Name : Boyne

Date(s) : 11 July 1690

Part of : Jacobite Rebellions ,

Outcome : A victory for William lll Army over James ll Army

Type of battle : Land


William's force outnumbered James's by 36,000 to 26,000. James, in retreat, made a stand on the Boyne. William sent a flanking force to cross upstream while his main force attacked across the river at Oldbridge. James's over reacted to the flank attack sending too many of his best troops to meet it. His centre was not strong enough to resist Williams troops and after some hard fighting it broke.


On the Boyne, north of Dublin, Ireland. (Ireland)