Podcast: The Orange Order and the Twelfth of July
John Dorney and Cathal Brennan of the Irish History Show discuss the history of the Orange Order and the Twelfth of July.
- The historic origins of the Orange tradition in the Jacobite-Williamite War of 1689-91 between James Stuart and William of Orange.
- The founding of the Orange Order in 1795 against a background of sectarian faction fighting in south Ulster.
- The Order’s growth from an unruly plebian organisation in the early 19th century to one of the pillars of Ulster unionist by the late 1800s.
- The Twelfth of July and the Orange Order’s parades through the centuries.
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