Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 1999-02 > 0919645915
Subject: Re: Military History
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 20:11:55 EST
In a message dated 02/21/1999 7:16:09 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< he fought for King William at
the Battle of the Boyne. Does anyone know the names of the regiments
that were in Ireland during this period or a book on it? What is confusing
to me is the shift from "occupied" by an English force (ie Cromwells)
which is "disbanded" and its replacement by an army supposedly Irish
and responsible to the Irish parliament, not the English or Scottish.
I guess I just gotta read more history....Groan.
Perhaps this is a partial answer, Merle:
"The treaty of Limerick was of great advantage to William, as it ended a
troublesome side-show in Ireland and allowed him to transfer his troops to
Flanders, where he was hard pressed by the French."