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Prince William, they asked, would you mind invading Britain and saving us from a Catholic King? Simon Schama, A History of Britain s2e2: Revolutions, BBC 2001
In February 1689 William of Orange and Mary Stewart were proclaimed King and Queen of England. But during the ceremony something profoundly novel happened. A declaration of rights was read out listing the condition under which the new monarchs were allowed to sit on the Throne. ibid.
Holland had conquered England without a shot being fired. Monarchy by David Starkey s3e1: Return of the King, Channel 4 2006
William and Mary would be joint King and Queen – a sort of double monarchy unique in the history of England ... William and Mary were formally offered the crown. ibid.
William of Orange was Dutch rather than Norman ... The Dutch conquest of 1688 would also have profound consequences, and not just for England but arguably for the whole of the rest of the world. For the revolution in government that it ushered in transformed England from a feeble imitator of the French absolute monarchy ... The Dutch conquest invented a modern England, a modern monarchy, perhaps even modernity itself. Monarchy by David Starkey s3e2: The Glorious Revolution
What William did believe in was pre-destination. Monarchy by David Starkey s3e3: Rule Britannia
Since the reign of Charles II kings have known where they stood. ibid.
William’s parliament was united in its determination to drive a hard bargain with the king. ibid.
For all his military successes in Europe, William was deeply unpopular in England. ibid.
William arrived with an army ... The Glorious Revolution. Dr Lucy Worsley, Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History II: Bad Blood: Stuarts to Hanoverians, BBC 2013
In the 17th century British MPs joined forces with a Dutch prince to spin a foreign invasion into a story of liberation. British History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley II, BBC 2017
James II is the villain in this carefully constructed tale. ibid.
William was James II’s nephew; but more importantly his wife really was a Stuart. ibid.
Who was really controlling the narrative here? ibid.
William was carpet-bombing England with his manifesto. ibid.
She and William were offered a joint monarchy. ibid.
In Ireland however his [William of Orange] victory ensured the survival of Protestant supremacy. Fergal Keane, The Story of Ireland 3/5: The Age of Revolution BBC 2011
As long as he lived, he was the guiding-star of a whole brave nation, and when he died the little children cried in the streets. John Lothrop Motley, of William of Orange
We were also invaded in 1688 by William of Orange ... This coup d’état was dubbed the Glorious Revolution ... William and Mary – England’s only ever joint monarchs. Ian Hislop’s Olden Days II, BBC 2014
Our revolution was about turning the clock back. ibid.
History has rewritten William’s landing in England … This was the last successful military invasion of the British Isles. Clare Jackson, The Stuarts III: A Family at War, BBC 2014