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The Battle of the Boyne

Battlefield Britain Episode 6 of 8

Peter and Dan Snow take an in-depth look at the battles that shaped our nation using state-of-the-art graphics. They tell the story of a notoriously violent battle when, three centuries ago, the river Boyne in Ireland ran red with blood. Peter unravels what happened when supporters of the Catholic King James II confronted the troops of Protestant King William III. Dan recounts what the battle was like for the soldiers on the front line.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 11 Jul 2012 22:45
BBC One Northern Ireland