Podcast: The Orange Order and the Twelfth of July

Orangemen march in commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne on July 12.

John Dorney and Cathal Brennan of the Irish History Show discuss the history of the Orange Order and the Twelfth of July.

We Discuss:

  • 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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