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by Henri A. van der Zee,Barbara Van Der Zee


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The Van der Zees imply William’s relationship with Keppel was homosexual but admit there is no definitive .

The Van der Zees imply William’s relationship with Keppel was homosexual but admit there is no definitive proof. I found the Van der Zees’ joint biography informative but for the general reader, I’d recommend William III and Mary II: Partners in Revolution. 3 people found this helpful.

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1) The van der Zees avoid the problem of repeating the same information over and over again. The women in the family, including James's queen Mary Beatrice, operate behind the scenes while James and William play the more active roles so it makes sense to devote more time to them. Part of the reason is because the focus of their book is the Glorious Revolution and so they provide biographical sketches of James II, his nephew/son-in-law William and his daughters, Mary and Anne, rather than attempting to provide a full blown biography of each. Although Anne is not shown as a villainess, there is no doubt Mary and Mary Beatrice are more sympathetic characters.

Author:Zee, Henri A. van der. William and Mary. Book Binding:Hardback. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. William and Mary by Henri Van Der Zee, Barbara Van Der Zee (Hardback, 1973). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Bibliographic Details. Title: William and Mary (Penguin non-fiction)

Bibliographic Details. Title: William and Mary (Penguin non-fiction).

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Are you sure you want to remove William and Mary from your list? William and Mary. by Henri A. Van der Zee. Published 1973 by Macmillan in London. Bibliography: p. 484-495. 94. 6/8/0924, B. Library of Congress.

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This biography of William of Orange and Mary Stuart marks the 300th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution - the accession to the throne of William of Orange, a Dutch soldier-prince and Mary Stuart, daughter of the deposed Catholic King James II. Their ascendancy to the throne in 1688 heralded the beginning of an epoch of immense achievement and an English monarchy that overshadowed every European ruler other than Louis XIV of France as well as the confirmation of the powers of Parliament - the era became known as the Glorious Revolution.

Comments: (6)

Bradeya
Very interesting life and times of 2 unique individuals. Mostly this is a bio of William and secondary about Mary. While William of Orange was the leader of the United Provinces, he beat the English in a series of battles and wars. After he married the Protestant daughter of the Catholic King of England was he able to lead the way to the Glorious Revolution of 1688. All the while, he had to fighting King Louis XIV. Louis was full of intrigue and kept funding King James II attempt to regain the throne. King James II, however, was inept and failed. Repeatedly.

It was the leaders during this time that much of the Colony of Virginia is named. Prince George, William and Mary College (funded by Mary), Albemarle and much more.

As for William's homosexuality, the author addressed it, but in passing ("All of London was aware of the rumors.").

An ok, not great bio. For me, there was too much trivia and not enough explanation. "This leader was replaced by that leader...." Still, I am glad I read it.
Leyl
I recommend reading the Wikipedia article on the Dutch Republic before reading this book. It will help you understand William's situation in the Netherlands. Once that's accomplished, it's a very useful book.

William is focused on more than Mary, which is understandable. She much preferred letting William rule. However when forced to take a more active role, as when William was absent, she showed herself to be astute. William was instrumental in getting the country to see beyond its borders, the necessity of which hat been obscured by the focus on the Stuart kings' religion.
Browelali
excellent
Qucid
Thank you!
Pad
received in excellent condition.
Mr_Jeйson
Recently I read the joint biography of William III and Mary II in the Penguin Monarch series. Since it was only 77 pages, I decided it was time to reread the 483 page joint biography by Henri and Barbara Van der Zee published in 1973. The strength of the van der Zees’ joint biography lies in the wealth of details about the subjects. Here are just a few examples:

Once while William was hunting he was given a peasant dish consisting of mashed potatoes, turnips, onions and pork all cooked together. He enjoyed it so much that he still spoke of it years later.

When Mary returned to England in 1689, she brought her pugs. The dogs had been mascots for William’s family since his great-grandfather William the Silent’s pug saved him from Spanish assassins. Mary made pugs popular in England.

William and Mary liked chocolate for breakfast and when they became king and queen they imported chocolate from Holland.

One of Mary’s most valued possessions was a gift from William: ‘a huge beautifully cut rose-diamond pendant, hanging from a lovers’ knot of small diamonds and half-circled with an enamel ribbon on which were the words, “L’Amour en fait le lien”. On the enamelled back were the interlaced initials W and M.’

Just as in every other biography of William III that I’ve read, the Van der Zees discuss his sexuality. They believe that because his mother “more or less neglected him and his grandmother had been a distant and domineering figure” William did have homosexual feelings. They state that the evidence of Mary’s private papers make it clear her sexual relationship with William allowed her to hope she might have a child and that it’s possible their relationship “may have satisfied his physical needs for the time being and allowed him to suppress his homosexual inclinations”. The Van der Zees imply William’s relationship with Keppel was homosexual but admit there is no definitive proof.

I found the Van der Zees’ joint biography informative but for the general reader, I’d recommend William III and Mary II: Partners in Revolution.
William and Mary (Penguin non-fiction) download epub
Historical
Author: Henri A. van der Zee,Barbara Van Der Zee
ISBN: 014010691X
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (April 28, 1988)
Pages: 544 pages