England’s Revolutionary coyness

It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it building in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Derbyshire village – and you have to wonder whether that’s how most people here like it. The only museum in England dedicated to the events of 1688-91, which had such a huge impact on the history of the world, not just that of Britain and Ireland, is a preserved early-modern alehouse consisting of just three exhibition rooms, the largest of which is barely big enough to fit a family of five. It was …

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How the Dutch have seen us

There are some great images of local interest in this Netherlands photographic archive. They give a fascinating glimpse of how the Dutch have seen us down through the years. From the home of William III, we can see a September 1690 pamphlet account of his military campaign in Ireland, including the siege of Derry and the Battle of the Boyne, right through to a not-so-appreciative account of the men of Orange to be found in a newspaper cartoon at the height …

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