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Posted by
Bill (Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom) on 27 July 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Re-enacting the landing of King William III at Carrickfergus which happened in 1689. William and his army marched to the River Boyne where his forces fought and beat the army of King James II.

Alimohammad from Yazd, Iran

Good photo

27 Jul 2016 6:58am

@Alimohammad: Thanks for your visit and your comment.

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle scène

27 Jul 2016 8:34am

@martine Libouton: Merci, Martine.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

They hadn't quite cottoned on to the idea of camouflage in those days had they :) Nice doc portrait

27 Jul 2016 8:51am

@grouser: I reckon it was another 200 years before it dawned on them!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the scene with beautiful colors !

27 Jul 2016 9:10am

@Mhelene: Thank you, Mhelene.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits
with beautiful composition, colors, lights, details & shadows!
Lovely !!!

27 Jul 2016 11:08am

@omid: Thanks, omid :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

bright colors and resting on the job! Lovely light too.

27 Jul 2016 5:07pm

@Ruthiebear: He is enjoying a rare moment of sunshine.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great photo !
I was expecting them to have coffee cups in their hands.

27 Jul 2016 6:18pm

@Irene: And why not? Coffee had been introduced to Britain by then although they would have to wait another 300 years for a Starbucks!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Those costumes are fabulous! Such bright colors. They would certainly be easily seen if they were trying to hide. I always find these re-enactments to be so interesting. It is like seeing history actually happen. We have a lot here for the Civil War.

28 Jul 2016 1:30am

@Elaine Hancock: I think the idea of the bright uniforms was so that they could recognise their comrades. However, there were so many uniforms at the Battle of the Boyne (which is where this army fought in July 1690) that they had to identify friend and foe. To do this the Williamites wore green leaves in their hats and the Jacobites wore white paper flowers.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Regal looking enactors.

28 Jul 2016 2:58am

@Harry: They all played their parts very well.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


28 Jul 2016 7:43am

@L'Angevine: Oui!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great standouts in this composition with their era-appropriate garb!!

29 Jul 2016 8:03pm