Historical Events in December 1688

  • Dec 4 General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changes allegiance from James II to William of Orange
  • Dec 9 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
  • Dec 10 King James II flees London
  • Dec 11 King James II captured in Kent.
  • Dec 15 Lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]
  • Dec 19 King James II's wife & son flee to France
  • Dec 20 Prince William of Orange's troops arrive in London
  • Dec 22 Pro-James II, Earl of Danby occupies York
  • Dec 23 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange
  • Dec 25 British King James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
  • Dec 25 Lord Delamere sides with King James II
  • Dec 31 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham [OS=Dec 21]