King William III

Standard Name: William III, King
Used Form: William of Orange

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Elisabeth Wast
EW was a Scotswoman of the lower classes who became a godly, fervent Presbyterian , Covenanter and anti-Episcopalian. She writes that for some years she satisfied my self with the Pharisees Religion, until she...
Dedications Alicia D'Anvers
ADA 's first published work, A Poem upon His Sacred Majesty , His Voyage to Holland, was licensed for publication; it appeared by January 1691, dedicated to Queen Mary .
English Short Title Catalogue.
Greer, Germaine, Susan Hastings, Jeslyn Medoff, and Melinda Sansone, editors. Kissing the Rod. Virago, 1988.
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Dedications M. Marsin
The full title goes on for an extended paragraph. This tract was dedicated to King William .
Burns, William E. “’By Him the Women will be delivered from that Bondage, which some has found intolerable’: M. Marsin, English Millenarian Feminist”. Eighteenth-Century Women: Studies in their Lives, Work, and Culture, edited by Linda V. Troost, pp. 19 -38.
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Dedications M. Marsin
Two Sorts of Latter Days is dedicated to the king .
Burns, William E. “’By Him the Women will be delivered from that Bondage, which some has found intolerable’: M. Marsin, English Millenarian Feminist”. Eighteenth-Century Women: Studies in their Lives, Work, and Culture, edited by Linda V. Troost, pp. 19 -38.
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Family and Intimate relationships Grisell Murray
George was part of William of Orange 's 1689 expedition to claim the throne of England, which was almost shipwrecked on the way.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under George Baillie
His estates were restored after the Glorious Revolution, and...
Family and Intimate relationships Brilliana, Lady Harley
Lady Harley tried but failed to get Edward elected to parliament at the age of eighteen. Later he held the seat for Hereford. He commanded a troop of horse in the parliamentary army, and was...
Friends, Associates Catharine Colace Ross
CCR offered support and concern to Thomas Hog (a minister near Auldearn on the Moray Firth, who ended up as a royal chaplain to King William ) while he was being persecuted for his...
Literary responses Charlotte O'Conor Eccles
Once again reviewers (as quoted at the back of The Matrimonial Lottery) were delighted with these [c]lever studies of Irish life and character. The Athenæum praised especially those stories which reflected first-hand knowledge (with...
Literary responses Catharine Macaulay
Walpole thought CM 's principles sounder and more securely settled than Burke's, while Burke (coining the term republican Virago) judged her the ablest among his opponents.
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.
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Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.
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But John Wilkes astutely pointed out...
Literary Setting Emma Robinson
This was set in the days when the Dutch Protestants in the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium and part of northern France), led by William of Orange (that is, William the Silent, 1533-84), rebelled...
Literary Setting Edna Lyall
The story revolves around Jacobite plots and persecution of Quakers in the period when Queen Mary II was Regent for her husband, William , during his absences abroad. It introduces actual characters like the former...
Literary Setting Ouida
The title piece is set during the Glorious Revolution and begins just before James II is forced from the throne by William of Orange . The story's characters naturally take the romantic side: as Jacobites...
Material Conditions of Writing Sarah Butler
After the death of King William in March 1702 and the termination of a pension paid by him to the woman who may possibly have been SB the future novelist, she wrote two petitions from...
Occupation Dorothy Osborne
DO also visited Brussels and the Hague, for the purpose of diplomatic negotiation on the affairs of the royal family. She was instrumental in arranging the marriage of William and Mary.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
politics Joan Whitrow
Having apparently been a critic of the Stuart regime on moral and religious grounds, JW was disgusted when the Protestant William and Mary failed to institute reform. O Ye Church and People of England! what...

Timeline

1662
An Act of Settlement confirmed that poor relief could be received only in one's parish of settlement (that is, in one's birthplace).
23 October 1677
The marriage of the future monarchs William and Marywas now declared.
30 June 1688
A letter was signed by national leaders inviting William of Orange to assume the throne of England.
8 November 1688
William of Orange (husband of James II 's elder daughter, Mary ) landed near Torbay in Devon with a view to gaining control of Britain.
18 December 1688
William of Orange entered London (the same day that James II finally left it) and held court at St James's Palace.
February 1689 to October 1791
The Williamite War was waged in Ireland between supporters of the deposed James II (who landed at Kinsale on 12 March 1689 with substantial French forces) and supporters of William of Orange (who had assumed...
13 February 1689
James II having fled the kingdom the previous December, and his place been taken by his elder daughter and her husband, they assumed the throne jointly as King William III and Queen Mary II ...
10 May 1689
William and Mary were crowned. Bishop Burnet preached the coronation sermon.
27 July 1689
John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee , led a force of Scottish Highlanders loyal to James II against William ite English soldiers in the pass of Killiecrankie.
25 November 1689
The House of Commons accepted the final wording of the Revolution Settlement, or what became known as the Bill of Rights, the nearest thing to a British constitution.
12 July 1690
William III heavily defeated James II at the battle of the Boyne in Ireland, in which 62,000 men fought.
October 1690
William III addressed the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland , speaking against extremism in the newly established national church. The more radical Covenanting Cameronians thereupon split from the main body.
12 July 1691
At the battle of Aughrim in county Galway, William III 's forces in Ireland (having just taken the town of Athlone with fearful destruction) won a decisive victory over those of James II ...
October 1691
Following William III 's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne the previous summer, the Treaty of Limerick severely curtailed the rights of Irish Roman Catholics to practise their religion, own property...
28 December 1694
Queen Mary died of smallpox during a severe epidemic, leaving her husband, William , to reign alone.