Danish troops in the Williamite army in Ireland, 1689–91

Kjeld Hald Galster

Hardback €45.00
Catalogue Price: €50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-284-1
July 2012. 250pp; ills.

‘The highlights are the accounts of battles, especially the Boyne, which is discussed in considerable detail. There is also much useful material on the practicalities of moving troops through difficult terrain and a hostile populace … This is a book that will be of interest mainly to military historians, who will learn much', John Miller, EHR (October 2014).

‘Galster brings a new perspective to the events of the Williamite War drawn from sources in various archives and, importantly, from sources in English, French and Danish … This is an excellent resource for the local or military historian … his extensive research and the level of detail provided on the Danish involvement in the war wonderfully illuminates a heretofore much overlooked and neglected aspect of the Williamite War', Michael Merrigan, Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (October 2012).

‘The formation and history of the Danish troops in Ireland is the subject of this fine study … The political background, the financial provisions, the formation of the corps and its transport to Ireland in time for the 1691 campaign is told with admirable clarity [and will] give a novel insight into the Williamite army … We are fortunate that a number of participating Danes let their own personal accounts of their experiences of war in Ireland and the author has mined these well to give us an engaging and thoroughly researched account of the Danish participation in he war. This book is an important contribution to the study of the last major military struggle in Ireland', Pat McCarthy, Books Ireland.