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8 May 2008 Edition

Crossing the Boyne

8 May 2008

No section of the Irish people owes anything to the memory of either William of Orange or James II, two foreign monarchs waging war for the supremacy of Ireland and Britain at the cost of rivers of Irish blood. The Williamite wars ushered in an era of oppression. In later years the name of King Billy was invoked to justify sectarianism and to cloak the worst excesses of loyalism behind painted banners. Free article

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