Dutch conquest of Britain 1688

The 1688 invasion of Britain that’s been erased from history

“A new book by Professor Lisa Jardine, one of our most eminent academics, turns this picture of cosy regime change, handed down to us for the past 300-plus years, on its head.  For the truth is that this transition of power was not a matter of choice.

A warring William was coming, whether he was welcome or not – as that battle fleet massing out in the Channel showed all too clearly.

The Dutch leader had put to sea with 53 warships bristling with 1,700 cannon, a massive amount of firepower.

Behind came hundreds of transport ships carrying an army of 20,000 men, plus horses (7,000 of those), arms and equipment.” – Daily Mail – link