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30,330.  Prince William, they asked, would you mind invading Britain and saving us from a Catholic King?  (Great Britain & England & William & Mary)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Revolutions

 

30,331.  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.  (Great Britain & England & William & Mary)  ibid.

 

 

30,926.  Holland had conquered England without a shot being fired.  (England & Monarchy & Great Britain & William & Netherlands)  Monarchy by David Starkey s3e1: Return of the King 

 

30,927.  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.  (England & Monarchy & Great Britain & William & Netherlands)  ibid.

 

 

30,925.  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.  (England & Great Britain & Catholicism & William & Netherlands & Monarchy)  Monarchy by David Starkey s3e2: The Glorious Revolution

 

 

30,926.  What William did believe in was pre-destination.  (England & William & Great Britain & Monarchy)  Monarchy by David Starkey s3e3: Rule Britannia 

 

30,927.  Since the reign of Charles II kings have known where they stood.  (England & King & Monarchy)  ibid.

 

30,928.  William’s parliament was united in its determination to drive a hard bargain with the king.  (England & William & Great Britain & Monarchy)  ibid.

 

30,929.  For all his military successes in Europe, William was deeply unpopular in England.  (England & William & Great Britain & Monarchy)  ibid.

 

 

102,005.  In the 17th century British MPs joined forces with a Dutch prince to spin a foreign invasion into a story of liberation.  (England & Great Britain & William & Mary)  British History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley II

 

102,006.  James II is the villain in this carefully constructed tale.  (England & Great Britain & William & Mary)  ibid.    

 

102,007.  William was James II’s nephew; but more importantly his wife really was a Stuart.  (England & Great Britain & William & Mary)  ibid. 

 

102,008.  Who was really controlling the narrative here?  (England & Great Britain & William & Mary)  ibid.

 

102,009.  William was carpet-bombing England with his manifesto.  (England & Great Britain & William & Mary)  ibid.

 

102,010.  She and William were offered a joint monarchy.  (England & Great Britain & William & Mary)  ibid.

 

 

30,950.  William arrived with an army ... The Glorious Revolution.  (England & Great Britain & William)  Dr Lucy Worsley, Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History II: Bad Blood: Stuarts to Hanoverians

 

30,951.  Anne: all of her children had died ... The last in her line.  (England & Great Britain & Anne)  ibid.

 

30,952.  The Act of Settlement: ‘a papist should be excluded’.  (England & Great Britain & Monarchy)  ibid.

 

30,953.  George III: he did rule for sixty years.  (England & Great Britain & George III)  ibid.

 

30,954.  George IV: obituary in The Times newspaper had this to say: ‘There never was an individual regretted less by his fellow creatures than this diseased king.  What eye has wept for him?’  (England & Great Britain & George IV & Insults)  ibid.

 

 

31,758.  In Ireland however his [William of Orange] victory ensured the survival of Protestant supremacy.  (Ireland & William)  Fergal Keane, The Story of Ireland: The Age of Revolution BBC 3/5

 

 

41,092.  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.  (Compliment & William)  John Lothrop Motley, of William of Orange

 

 

75,136.  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.  (Great Britain & William)  Ian Hislop’s Olden Days II, BBC 2014

 

75,137.  Our revolution was about turning the clock back.  (Great Britain & William)  ibid.

 

 

115,331.  History has rewritten William’s landing in England … This was the last successful military invasion of the British Isles.  (England & Great Britain & William)  Dr Clare Jackson, The Stuarts III: A Family at War