Histoire de la Revolution D'Irlande
By 1689, William of Orange and his wife Mary were proclaimed joint sovereigns in England, Scotland, and Ireland. James II, the pro-Catholic king, had escaped to France. They would meet again in Ireland, at the battle of the Boyne, near Drogheda. On the 1st July 1690, the Jacobite forces, including 6,000 French soldiers, retreated after repeated bombardment by William's troops. Fighting with William were Dutch guards, Englishmen, Danes, French Huguenots, and Ulster Protestants. James fled back to France. This French engraving is an early depiction of the battle.