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#OTD in 1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins. Known as the ‘war of the two kings’ between the Jacobites who supported King James II (Catholic) and the Williamites who supported Prince William of Orange (Protestant).
The Williamite War in Ireland was between the newly recently crowned King William III of the House of Orange and King James II of the House of Stuart, whom he had recently replaced on the thrones o…