Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory
On November 5, 1688, William of Orange, Protestant ruler of the Dutch Republic, landed at Torbay in Devon with a force of twenty thousand men. Five months later, William and his wife, Mary, were jointly crowned king and queen after forcing James II to abdicate. Yet why has history recorded this bloodless coup as an internal Glorious Revolution rather than what it truly was: a full-scale invasion and conquest by a foreign nation?
The remarkable story of the relationship between two of Europe's most important colonial powers at the dawn of the modern age, Lisa Jardine's Going Dutch demonstrates through compelling new research in political and social history how Dutch tolerance, resourcefulness, and commercial acumen had effectively conquered Britain long before William and his English wife arrived in London.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing
In this entertaining study of British history from the late seventeenth century Professor Jardine analyses he steps that brought about the Glorious Revolution which saw James II deposed in favour of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Having bought a secondhand paperback copy of this book, an appropriate Dutch manner, I found Lisa Jardine's writing amusing but clearly below her usual standard. The title does this book a severe ... Read full review