Letter: In Brief

Click to follow
The Independent Culture
Sir: Neither James II nor William of Orange made any claim to the United Kingdom - it hadn't been invented (letter, 9 October). The union with Scotland came in 1707, but until 1801 Ireland was a separate country. The Jacobites never recognised the Union. William always vetoed Protestant- inspired anti-Catholic laws for Ireland - and of course his ally the Pope celebrated his victory at the Boyne.


St Leonards, East Sussex