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William and Mary were crowned this date, 4/11/1689, King and Queen

of England.  England had been under Roman Catholic kings: her

father, (James II, openly Catholic) and before him, her uncle (Charles

II, secretly Catholic).  Both were heavily influenced (and paid) by the

Catholic king of France.  Mary early on was a Protestant (as was her

sister) and William III (also known as William of Orange) was a well

known opponent to Catholicism.  William and Mary College was

endowed by William.  He was so well liked in Scotland they called him

“King Billy.”

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