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WILLIAM OF ORANGE AT THE PLACE OF HIS LANDING, AND CAPTAIN COOK AT WHITBY

WILLIAM OF ORANGE AT THE PLACE OF HIS LANDING, AND CAPTAIN COOK AT WHITBY

On November 4, 1688, William of Orange landed at Brixham in Tor Bay, and thereby changed the whole direction of English history. It has been left to the Devonshire fishing port to erect the only conspicuous monument (bottom) to him in the South of England, except the little-noticed equestrian statue in the centre of the St. James's Square enclosure. Mr. John Tweed's statue of Captain Cook at the east end of the promenade at Whitby (top), erected in 1912, recalls that the Great Navigator served his apprenticeship at a house in the town.

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