Northern Ireland Snapshots | Local history and famous landmarks in the 1940s, 50s and 60s

Roving Reporter | King William

What was King Billy's favourite drink?

CHANNEL | BBC Northern Ireland

RECORDED | circa 1960

DURATION | 3 minutes 45 seconds

RECORDED

1960

Synopsis

Through an examination of some relics of King William III's visit to Belfast in 1690, James Boyce adds flesh to the traditional image of him as a man on a white charger. We see the monarch as a young boy, find out what he ate for breakfast, learn what the motto on his seal said and hear about his favourite alcoholic beverage.

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Reporter
King William III (King of England, Scotland and Ireland)
Subject of programme

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