William of Orange Lands in Carrickfergus 1690

#OnThisDay 1690 William of Orange landed at Carrickfergus at the head of a massive army. 300 ships landed over 31,000 Dutch, English, French, Irish & soldiers from elsewhere as well as over 1000 horses & 40 artillery pieces. When he met up with the rest of his forces, his army numbered roughly 36,000.
Within a month, William would defeat King James and his Jacobite forces at the famous  Battle of the Boyne, changing Ireland forever.

William ORange

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