This morning, I went into Glasgow to witness the ‘Orangefest’ which comprises a march through Glasgow (ending at Kelvingrove) by massed marching bands of the Orange Order in celebration of the victory by the Protestant King William III over the deposed (and Roman Catholic) King James II (England) who was also King James VII of Scotland. This battle took place at the River Boyne in Ireland and resulted in a victory by William over James who had armies comprising 35,000 and 21,ooo men respectively.

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