Battle of the Boyne – fought on this day* 330 years ago
On a blisteringly hot day in July 1690, on the banks of a placid brown river in the east of Ireland, two large armies clashed in battle. The fight named after this river – though neither decisive nor particularly bloody for that time – would find its place in history and be celebrated long afterwards.
The Battle of the Boyne is the centrepiece of my novel Blood’s Campaign, which is the third adventure of my slightly autistic artilleryman Holcroft Blood. The paperback version is coming out on October 1st – but Amazon are also running a special deal on the Kindle version right now. It’s just 99p, at the moment, although I don’t know how much longer that will last.
I’ve written reams on the battle and the main character Holcroft elsewhere on this website, so if you are interested have a poke around in the Blogs section. But this brief blog today is just to tell you that the Amazon deal is still going here, and to look out for the paperback version in the autumn.
* I know the Orange folk celebrate the Boyne on July 12 but that is because there was a rejigging of the old calendar in 1752 which added 11 days.