Tangier, the Navy and its Connnection with the Glorious Revolution of 1688

By Peter Le Fevre, published May 1987


This article centres on the influence Admiral Arthur Herbert exerted on the events that culminated in William of Orange replacing James II on the English throne. Tangier, England’s largest outstation at the time, had by 1680, a large garrison and an even larger fleet commanded by Herbert, who ironically, although he owed his appointment to James’s patronage, had agreed with his officers that William would not be prevented from landing in England to usurp James. These officers by 1688, held important posts and in the crux of the article Peter Le Fevre explores, with extensive references, how Herbert, by patronage and even money achieved this.

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Filed under: Dutch Wars | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Biography | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

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