Editor says, what if William III had survived his fatal accident in 1702? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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Editor says, in this post we repurpose content from Alternate History, Wikipedia and "William and Mary: Heroes of the Glorious Revolution" by John John Van der Kiste. William died of pneumonia, a complication from a broken collarbone following a fall from his horse, Sorrel. Because his horse had stumbled into a mole's burrow, many Jacobites toasted "the little gentleman in the black velvet waistcoat". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.