July 11 and a late walk around south Belfast

It’s a massive day in the cultural history of Unionists in Northern Ireland on July 12 but the day before is pretty big as well.

It goes back to 1690, when William III (Protestant) defeated James II (Catholic) at the Battle of the Boyne.

The implications of the victory meant that the ascendancy to the throne in Ireland was Protestant.

There will be a huge Orange Order march on the 12th through Belfast, which I will watch.