August 20th, 2005

The Dutch Conquest of Britain and How it was Spun

Some historical topics never seem to die, and nwhyte and Ken Macleod are currently politely but profoundly disagreeing here and here about the events of 1688. I happen to disagree at least as profoundly with both of them - so, behind the cut, here's my own take on the issue.

I will devote this post mainly to my interpretation of the actual events - and do another similar one (or two) later on my views on longer-term historical trends and on counterfactual speculation.

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