Historical Events in March 1689

  • Mar 9 Thomas Shadwell appointed second English Poet Laureate by William and Mary after John Dryden refuses to swear The Oath allegiance

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Mar 12 Former English King James II lands in Ireland

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Mar 14 Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen

  • Mar 16 The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded. In 2004 it merged with the Royal Regiment of Wales to form the Royal Welsh Regiment.