Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

the War of the League of Augsburg

The Battle on the River Boyne in 1690 (based on the English, the Scottish and the Irish Sourses)

The article is devoted to the battle on the river Boyne (July 1, 1690) – one of the largest battles of the War of the League of Augsburg and the largest battle in the history of Ireland. The conflict was caused by a clash between two crowned rivals – James II Stuart, who was overthrown during the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688–1689 in England, and Prince of Orange – statholder of the Netherlands, who seized the British throne and proclaimed himself King William III of Britain.