List of deserters from King James II to William of Orange

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William of Orange landing at Torbay in 1688

This is a list of the members of the British nobility and gentry, who in 1688 deserted King James II and pledged their allegiances to Prince William of Orange, as the events of the Glorious Revolution unfolded.



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  • Cokayne, George Edward; Gibbs, Vicary, eds. (1912). "Appendix H: Principal Persons who Joined the Prince of Orange". The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom : extant, extinct, or dormant. Vol. 2: Bass to Canning (revised ed.). London: St Catherine Press. pp. 658–661.


  1. ^ Macaulay, Thomas Babington (1878). "Chapter IX". The History of England from the Accession of James II. Vol. II. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. p. 397. Retrieved 1 November 2016.