William & Mary


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William 1689 - 1702

Mary 1689 - 1694

King William III

Queen Mary II

King William III (of Orange)

Born: 1650
Father: William II of Nassau, Prince of Orange
Mother: Henrietta Mary Stewart, daughter of Charles I
Reigned: 1689 - 1702
Died: 8 March 1702 after falling from a horse

Queen Mary II

Born: 1662
Father: James II
Mother: Anne Hyde
Reigned: 1689 - 1694
Died: 28 December 1694 of smallpox

Time Line

1688 - King William III and Queen Mary II ascend the English throne.
1689 - Queen Mary II welcomed at Greenwich on first arrival to England.
1694 - October: Greenwich Hospital established by Queen Mary's royal charter (later Royal Naval College).
1694 - 28 December - Queen Mary dies of smallpox
1694 - Bank of England founded
1699 - Rangers House built on edge of Greenwich Royal Park.
1701 - Captain Kidd hanged for piracy
1702 - 8 March - King William dies after falling off a horse

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The Royal Observatory at Greenwich is in Greenwich Park along with the National Maritime Museum and the Queens House (on which the White House in Washington DC, USA is based).  For information on astronomy visit Greenwich Star

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