This title provides an authoritative account of the wars between Britain and Ireland in the 17th century.William III's defeat of James II's Catholic army at the Battle of the Boyne on 1 July 1690 ended the Stuart dynasty's last hope of survival. It has also been central, together with the siege of Londonderry, to the foundation myth of Northern Ireland. John Childs, the leading military historian of the period, gives a clear and authoritative account of the campaign in all its stages.
John Childs is Professor of Military History and Director of the Centre for Military History in the University of Leeds. He has written a series of books on Early Modern European armies and warfare, including The Nine Years' War and the British Army, 1688-1697 and Warfare in the Seventeenth Century.