William of Orange


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William of Orange

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Noun1.William of Orange - King of England and Scotland and IrelandWilliam of Orange - King of England and Scotland and Ireland; he married the daughter of James II and was invited by opponents of James II to invade England; when James fled, William III and Mary II were declared joint monarchs (1650-1702)
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As it rarely happens that public opinion, in its whimsical flights, does not identify a principle with a man, thus the people saw the personification of the Republic in the two stern figures of the brothers De Witt, those Romans of Holland, spurning to pander to the fancies of the mob, and wedding themselves with unbending fidelity to liberty without licentiousness, and prosperity without the waste of superfluity; on the other hand, the Stadtholderate recalled to the popular mind the grave and thoughtful image of the young Prince William of Orange.
in repealing the Perpetual Edict, and re-establishing the office of Stadtholder in favour of William of Orange, for whom the hand of Providence had traced out ulterior destinies on the hidden map of the future.
He lodged an information against Cornelius de Witt, setting forth that the warden -- who, as he had shown by the letters added to his signature, was fuming at the repeal of the Perpetual Edict -- had, from hatred against William of Orange, hired an assassin to deliver the new Republic of its new Stadtholder; and he, Tyckelaer was the person thus chosen; but that, horrified at the bare idea of the act which he was asked to perpetrate, he had preferred rather to reveal the crime than to commit it.
The Attorney General caused, on the 16th of August, 1672, Cornelius de Witt to be arrested; and the noble brother of John de Witt had, like the vilest criminal, to undergo, in one of the apartments of the town prison, the preparatory degrees of torture, by means of which his judges expected to force from him the confession of his alleged plot against William of Orange.
In the meanwhile William of Orange urged on the course of events by every means in his power, eagerly waiting for the time when the people, by whom he was idolised, should have made of the bodies of the brothers the two steps over which he might ascend to the chair of Stadtholder.
James II fled to France and Prince William of Orange and Princess Mary were declared King and Queen of England.
December 23 is Festivus On this day: 1688 - King James VII of Scotland and James II of England, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, flees to France in largely bloodless coup by William of Orange.
10pm) and the Donald McCain-trained William Of Orange has a good chance of victory in the bet365 Handicap Hurdle (1.
It's now their national colour, but it used to represent the Stadholders, a group allied to William V, descendant of William of Orange, who weren't happy about the country's status as a republic.
In fact, it's probably just like the EU Brexit talks, as the Sun King and William of Orange sit across a table from each other, carving up territories and discussing alliances.
In fact, it's probably just like the EU Brexit talks as the Sun King and William of Orange sit across the table from each other, carving up territories and discussing alliances.
Bonfires burned across Belfast on Monday night as Protestant loyalists in Northern Ireland began annual commemorations to mark victory by King William of Orange over Catholic King James of England at the Battle of the Boyne.