In Northern Ireland “the past” starts, at the latest, with the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
The knife she carried under her skirt flashed out and into Boyne's heart.
He pursed his lips and stared at Boyne, and then he shifted his gaze to the ceiling.
Thus, the battle of the Boyne was fought rather to cover a retreat than defend a position.
And he knew now what signified the flush on Boyne's cheeks and the light in his eyes.
"It isn't for you to criticise your mother, Boyne," said Mrs. Kenton, but she was more shaken than she would allow.
When he had seen the packet buttoned inside Boyne's coat he smiled.
The Dutch guards first entered the river Boyne at a ford opposite to the little village of Oldbridge.
"I've gone too far to back out," admitted Boyne, patting the outside of his coat.
And he told Grania's men he himself would bear Diarmid's body to the Boyne.