By David Onnekink,David, Dr Onnekink,Esther, Dr Mijers
William III (1650–1702) used to be Stadholder within the United Provinces and King of britain, Scotland and eire. His reign has constantly intrigued historians, because it encompassed such defining occasions because the Dutch 12 months of catastrophe (1672), the fantastic Revolution (1688) and the consequent wars opposed to France. even if William has performed a pivotal position within the political and non secular historical past of his nations, the importance and foreign effect of his reign continues to be no longer rather well understood.
This quantity features a variety of leading edge essays from experts within the box, that have advanced from papers brought to a global convention held on the college of Utrecht in December 2002. by way of concentrating on the total interval 1650–1702 from a world viewpoint, the amount strikes ancient dialogue clear of the normal research of unmarried occasions to surround William's complete reign from various political, non secular, highbrow and cultural positions. In so doing it bargains a brand new point of view at the British and Dutch reigns of William III, in addition to the broader eu milieu.