King of England, known before his accession to the throne as William Henry, Duke of Clarence, was the third son of George III., and was born August 21, 1765. At fourteen years of age he entered the navy as a midshipman on board the Prince George, a 98-gun ship, commanded by Admiral Digby; and he was placed on the same footing, in every respect, with other youths of the same rank in the service.
The statue of “King Billy” was erected by the citizens of Dublin to commemorate the victory of Protestant William the Orange over King James II at the Battle of Boyne in 1690. This did not sit well with Irish Catholics, and from the time it was erected in 1701, until it was dynamited in 1929, the statue of William III became a target for political dissidents.
The year 1690 is marked by the decisive battle of the Boyne, after which James passed one night in Dublin Castle, during his precipitate retreat from the kingdom; in 1701, an equestrian statue of William III was erected on College Green, to commemorate that victory.
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Equestrian statue of King William III, outside the Bank of Ireland, Dublin. Attributed to: Calvert Richard Jones. Image viewer. Add to comparison. Location: Dublin. Contribute to this record. The statue of King William III (also known as William of Orange) is by Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721). It was erected on College Green in Dublin in 1701. Badly damaged in the early hours of Armistice Day.
Further back stands a statue of patriot Thomas Davis. Previously, this was the location of one of Dublin's finest equestrian statues, of King William III of England (William of Orange) on horseback, by Grinling Gibbons, which features in James Joyce's story The Dead. It was taken down after it was badly damaged in an explosion in November 1928.
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William III. (of Orange), King of England, Ireland, and Scotland, and Stadtholder of Holland, was born at the Hague, 4th November 1650. He was the posthumous son of William II., Stadtholder of Holland; his mother, Mary, was daughter of Charles I. of England. Excluded from the succession during his youth, partly through the influence of Cromwell, he was chosen Stadtholder in 1672. On 4th.