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Boyne, the Battle of the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBoyne, the Battle of thethe Battle of the BoyneBoyne, the Battle of the /bɔɪn/ 🔊 🔊 a famous battle in 1690 near the River Boyne in Ireland, in which Britain's Protestant King William III defeated the former King James II (a Catholic), and finally ended the attempts by the Catholic part of the royal family to rule in Britain. It is still celebrated by Protestants in Northern Ireland as a great victory over the Catholics.
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