Orange Order

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Etymology[edit]

Its name is a tribute to the Dutch-born Protestant king William of Orange, who defeated the army of Catholic king James VII & II in the Williamite War in Ireland (1688–1691).

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the Orange Order

  1. A Northern Ireland religious and political organisation, loyal to the British crown and with strong anti-Catholicism policies.

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