I understand your annoyance at some people in Northern Ireland but it is significant that Ireland was chosen as the venue for this Battle mainly because the Scottish King was unable to raise a proper army in Scotland and also because of the promises made by Louis of France who failed to deliver. This was a period of extreme Catholic persecution by the Catholic Rulers in Europe and also followed the (DELIBERATELY) forgotten Rebellion of 1641 when Ireland's Catholics attempted to wipe out all Protestants in Ireland. In all more than 30,000 Protestant Landowners were slaughtered on the Orders of Ignatious Loyola and carried out by Phelim O'Neill. At this time the Huguenots had been driven out of France and many, thankfully, settled in Ulster, bringing their Linen knowhow with them.
The arrival of Cromwell a few years later was an attempt to subdue this Catholic "slaughter mentality". Again, the reason for Cromwell's arrival is deliberately omitted by all Irish Historians, determined to blacken Cromwell, who was a particularly ruthless man in a ruthless period of history - worldwide.
Context is extremely important in historical narrative.
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