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Jim McDowell presents a fresh look at William of Orange, otherwise known as King Billy, a figure revered by Protestants as the great leader who saved Ireland from Popery at the Battle of the Boyne.The truth is not quite so straightforward. William's elite troops were Catholic, he had the backing of the Pope and he didn't even want to be in Ireland in the first place.

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40 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 Sep 2004 20:20
BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue), Northern Ireland only


Role Contributor
PresenterJim McDowell
ProducerLouis Edmondson
Executive ProducerDeirdre Devlin