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I've always heard, colloquially, that the last successful invasion of England was in 1066. It seems to me that William of Orange, although the grandson of Charles I, was Dutch. It also seems like he invaded England and took the throne from the House of Stuart.

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    Because he was invited in by the English Parliament. – Steve Bird Dec 8 '16 at 6:03
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    and he never incorporated Britain into his own dominions, it remained an independent entity. Otherwise the Brits would all be speaking Dutch now ;) – jwenting Dec 8 '16 at 7:11
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    This seems to be a valid question to me. There should be a better defined reason for closure. – axsvl77 Dec 8 '16 at 12:14
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    From the Wikipedia article on William III of England: "William is the last person to successfully invade England by force of arms." – Brasidas Dec 8 '16 at 12:23
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    @Steve This needs to be unlocked. It's not about trivia or basic facts, it's about supporting or debunking a conventional interpretation of the Glorious Revolution. – Spencer Dec 10 '16 at 15:25

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