Williamite War

The Williamite War was a conflict between Jacobites (supporters of Catholic King James II) and Williamites (supporters of Protestant Prince William of Orange) over who would be King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

James II was deposed as King of the Three Kingdoms in the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688. His supporters were mostly Catholic "Jacobites" and he hoped to use Ireland as a base to regain his Three Kingdoms. His opposition were mostly Protestant "Williamites", who were concentrated in the north of the country. William landed in Ireland with a multi-national force of English, Scottish, Dutch, Danish and other troops. James left after the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and following a Williamite victory at the Battle of Aughrim, the war ended with the Treaty of Limerick on 3rd of October 1691.