William III of England Timeline

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  • 4 Nov 1650
    William of Orange (future William III of England) is born in Binnerhof Palace, The Hague.
  • 4 Nov 1677
    Princess Mary (future Mary II of England) marries William, Prince of Orange.
  • 1678
    A peace treaty is signed between France and the Netherlands.
  • 1688 - 1697
    The Nine Year’s War between France and the Netherlands, Holy Roman Empire, and Britian.
  • 30 Jun 1688
    A group of seven prominent Protestants invite William of Orange to become king of England.
  • 5 Nov 1688
    William of Orange lands an invading army in southern England.
  • 23 Dec 1688
    Parliament declares James II of England's abdication date as this day when he left English shores.
  • 1689 - 1702
    Reign of William III of England.
  • 1689 - 1694
    Reign of Mary II of England (ruled jointly with William III).
  • 13 Feb 1689
    Parliament formally decrees the new joint monarchs of William III of England and Mary II of England.
  • 11 May 1689
    William III of England and Mary II of England jointly accept the Scottish crown.
  • 27 Jul 1689
    Viscount Dundee defeats a pro-William army at Killiecrankie in Scotland.
  • Aug 1689
    William III of England establishes control of Scotland with victory at the battle of Dunkeld.
  • 21 Aug 1689
    A Jacobite army led by ‘Bonnie’ Dundee is defeated at Dunkeld in Scotland. Dundee is killed.
  • 16 Dec 1689
    Parliament issues a Bill of Rights, which establishes a constituional monarchy in England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • 1 Jul 1690
    William III establishes his rule over Ireland with victory against James II at the battle of Boyne.
  • Feb 1692
    Leaders of the MacDonald clan (Jacobite supporters) are massacred at Glencoe by the Campbells.
  • 28 Dec 1694
    Mary II of England dies in Kensington Palace.
  • 1696
    William III of England survives a kidnap and assassination attempt by Jacobite sympathisers.
  • 1697
    The Civil List Act, which sets the funds available to the British monarchy.
  • 20 Sep 1697
    The Treaty of Ryswick ends the Nine Years' War.
  • 8 Mar 1702
    William III of England dies at Kensington Palace after falling from his horse.