Embarkation of William and his troops at Helvoetsluys. -
Dispersion of the fleet by a storm.-Ships refitted, and William
again sets sail for England. - Arrival of the fleet at Torbay.
- William lands on the anniversary of the Gunpowder-Plot.
Anecdote from Burnet.- March of the Dutch troops to
Exeter. William enters that city at the head of a mag-
nificent procession. - Coldly received by the people, and
greatly disheartened. — Sir Edward Seymour, the Earl of
Abingdon, and other influential personages join his stand-
ard. - Movement in favour of William gradually spreads. -
Joined by Lord Cornbury, son of Hyde, Earl of Claren-
don. The father's anguish on the occasion, and subse-
quent flight to the invader. - Lord Churchill, afterwards
the great Duke of Marlborough, joins William. - Anecdote
of Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham. — Royal army encamped
at Salisbury. - James the Second retires with a portion of
them to London, and is closely followed by William. -- Anec-
dote of William. James's secret fight from Whitehall.
Discovered, and brought back to London. -- Conducted by
a Dutch guard to Rochester, and ultimately embarks for