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William III & Mary II: partners in revolution

William III & Mary II: partners in revolution

Keates, Jonathan, 1946- author

William III (1689-1702) and Mary II (1689-94) were Britain's only ever 'joint monarchs. They changed the course of the entire country's history, coming to power through a coup (which involved Mary betraying her own father), reestablishing parliament on a new footing and, through commiting Britain to fighting France, initiating an immensely long period of warfare and colonial expansion. Jonathan Keates' book makes both monarchs vivid, the cold, shrewd 'Dutch' William and the shortlived Mary, whose life and death inspired Purcell to write some of his greatest music

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Allen Lane, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Jonathan Keates
ISBN: 014197687X, 9780141976877
Physical Description: 112 pages ; 18 cm.
Series: Penguin monarchs
Subject: Biography.; William III, King of England, 1650-1702.; Great Britain History William and Mary, 1689-1702.; Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694.; Great Britain Kings and rulers Biography.
Series Title: Penguin monarchs.