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banking

banking  

A system of trading in money which involved safeguarding deposits and making funds available for borrowers, banking developed in the Middle Ages in response to the growing need for credit in ...
Battle of the Boyne

Battle of the Boyne  

(1 July 1690)A major defeat for the Stuart cause which confirmed William III's control over Ireland. It took place near Drogheda, where the recently deposed James II and his Irish and French forces ...
billeting

billeting  

The right of the crown to demand accommodation for its troops was always part of the royal prerogative. Though it was never popular, since remuneration was often inadequate, it did not become a major ...
dissent

dissent  

(nonconformity). Though dissenting sects could trace some of their doctrines to well before the Reformation, for example to the lollards, pre‐Reformation heterodoxy is usually termed schism or ...
La Touche

La Touche  

A prominent banking family of Huguenot origin. David Digues (1671–1745), who took the name of the family estate of La Touche, was a veteran of the Williamite War who had ...
1st Duke of Buckingham, George Villiers

1st Duke of Buckingham, George Villiers  

(1592–1628).Buckingham attracted James I's attention by his good looks, and by 1616 had replaced Robert Carr as favourite. Unlike Carr, however, he displayed considerable administrative ability. The ...
Williamite War

Williamite War  

(1689–91),between supporters of James II and William III. Despite James's fall in England, Tyrconnell remained in control of most of Ireland. In Munster Justin MacCarthy suppressed Protestant ...

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