Don't forget the Oranges

FURTHER to Derek Giles s letter ( No invasion of our country since 1066 , May 7) we should be reminded that on November 9, 1688 William of Orange, protestant leader of the Dutch Republic, landed at Torbay in Devon with an invasion force of 20,000 men, 53

FURTHER to Derek Giles's letter ("No invasion of our country since 1066", May 7) we should be reminded that on November 9, 1688 William of Orange, protestant leader of the Dutch Republic, landed at Torbay in Devon with an invasion force of 20,000 men, 53 warships, plus 400 other vessels transporting troops, supplies and horses.

James II was forced to abdicate, and William and his wife Mary Stuart were jointly crowned King and Queen on April 11, 1689.

BRIAN LEWIS

Woodlands

St Neots

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