William ruled along with his wife Mary as joint sovereigns until Mary died of smallpox
in 1694. After Mary's death William III ruled on his own.
William III was a dutch Protestant who was invited to seize the throne and invade
England. In November 1688, William and his Dutch army arrived in England. He and
his army were not apposed, this was to be known as the "Glorious Revolution".
William and his wife Mary took over the throne from his Catholic uncle and
father-in-law, James II who was deposed.
William III made many important changes during his reign included the establishment
of the Bank of England in 1694 and removing restrictions on the press. In 1698
William transferred control of the army to the House of Commons.
William III died after falling from his horse in 1702. He was childless and was
succeeded by Anne.
WILLIAM III 1694-1702