Monday, 22 November 2010


Still on the subject of the Glorious Revolution, or more likely the Dutch invasion of England, several photos the author took lately while at Brixham.

View of Brixham harbour from inside the Tor bay

An obelisk erected in 1988 for the tercentenary

And finally the statue of William III of Orange, erected in 1888

Text on the foot of the statue

Monday, 15 November 2010

Invasion of England ~~ Glorious Revolution

Today, November 15th (New Style, November 5th Old Style), some 322 years ago the coast of Devon near Torquay and Brixham witnessed possibly the largest armada since the Spanish of 1588. On that particular day William III of Orange, the Captain-General of the army of the United Provinces, the stadholder of five of its provinces, landed with his army on the south coast of England. The reasons for to mount this invasion are numerous, and still subject to debate. However, for England, for Great Britain, even for the future of Europe, it would be important.

Whatever the reason was for William to cross the Channel, it sure was an invasion of one state by the armed forces of another state with the purpose to intervene in the domestic affairs of that one state.