Illegitimate son of WILLIAM of ORANGE, while William was in Ulster fighting the Battle of the Boyne
Battle of the Boyne
In March 1689, James II landed in Ireland with French troops supplied by William of Orange’s sworn enemy, Louis XIV. James planned to use Ireland as a base from which to invade England and recover his throne.
In response William raised a huge invasion force, the largest Ireland had ever seen. In July 1690 he decisively defeated James at the Battle of the Boyne. James fled once again to France.
The victory is still commemorated every year in Northern Ireland on 12 July by the Orange Order, named for William of Orange.
A man almost forgotten in his Dutch home, but whose image lives on in Northern Ireland.
William III (King of England 1689-1702) arrived in Ireland in June 1690 to lead his troops into battle against his deposed father-in-law, James II. As the child William was born in 1691 to Anne Lipsett (1672-1691)
Was Anne the sister of Frans and another brother that supposedly fought in the Williamite campaign against James II?