Saturday 5 November 2022

Today's anniversary

 From here

William III Landing at Brixham, Torbay, 5 November 1688

Jan Wyck (1645–1700)

National Maritime Museum

Prince William of Orange (as he then was) wears a buff coat, a gold-fringed red sash and the ribbon and Star of the Garter. The horse is wearing a blue shabracque, or blanket, with the Orange arms in gold, and stands looking towards Torbay. The portrait dominates an image showing William's landing in Torbay on 5 November 1688 with 14,000 troops for the invasion of England.

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