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William III, (1650-1702) King of Great Britain and Ireland

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Surname: William III
Gender: Male
Date: 1650-1702
Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland
History: Son of William II of Orange and Mary, daughter of Charles I. He was offered the English crown by the parliamentary opposition to James II. Invaded England in 1688, and in 1689 became joint sovereign with his wife Mary II, his cousin and the daughter of the future James II, who he had married in 1677. Crowned 11 Apr 1689. Spent much of his reign campaigning, first in Ireland where he defeated James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, and later against the French at Flanders. Reigned as sole sovereign after his wife's death in 1694. Assented to the Act of Settlement of 1701, which ensured Protestant succession, and was succeeded in 1702 by Mary's sister, Anne.
Biography: ODNB link for William, III (1650-1702) King of Great Britain and Ireland
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275534 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P151411 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for III William
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1910-1954: Statue of King William III, St James's Square
The National Archives, Kew
2
1695 May 20: Adam Cardonnel [to the under secretary of state]: the king intends to join the army near...
The National Archives, Kew
3
1670-1698: King William's Chest
The National Archives, Kew
4
1670-1702: papers (18 vols)
The National Archives
5
corresp
British Library, Manuscript Collections
6
1689: orders for Bedchamber
British Library, Manuscript Collections
7
1668-1700: corresp with Lord Portland (c250 items)
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7628 Cavendish-Bentinck
8
1672: letter book containing corresp on Foreign affairs and including letters to the Prince of Orange
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 7864
9
1678-79: letters from James, Duke of York
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 20442 Foljambe

See HMC 41 Foljambe MSS
10
1688: 53 letters to Lord Dartmouth, with replies
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 5197 Legge
11
c1661-1702: misc papers, incl letters, Warrants, Commissions
College of William and Mary
NRA 22220 Pullin
12
letters to Lord Sutherland
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
NRA 11006
13
1697-1700: letters (10) to Lord Galway
British Library, Manuscript Collections
14
1672-80: corresp with Earl of Ossory and wife 1695-97: letters to Prince De Vaudemont
British Library, Manuscript Collections
15
1692-96: letters to Edmund Poley
Yale University Libraries: Beinecke Library
NRA 38864
16
1692-98: letters to Prince De Vaudemont
British Library, Manuscript Collections
17
1694: letters from Charles II of Spain
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
18
1688-95: corresp with the 1st and 2nd Marquesses of Tweeddale
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

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