The 1688 Fight – Reading & the Glorious Revolution

On Sunday 9th December 1688, troops loyal to King James II were driven out of Reading by the invading army of William of Orange.  For over 100 years after the event, Reading’s churches rang their bells in celebration. 

This talk looks at the events of the Fight and its background during the Glorious Revolution and, particularly at the primary sources available for the events of that day. 

This is the third of three talks in the Lesser-Known Reading Talks Series. The other talks take place on 12th October and 9th November. You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.  

After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.  

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Thu 07 Dec


14:00 - 15:30




The Centre for Heritage & Family History
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ


The Centre - Berkshire FHS


  • Mike Cooper
    Mike Cooper

    Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history. Following a history degree at the University of Reading he worked as a librarian, with both the University and Reading Library. In addition to work on librarianship, he has had three books on the history of Reading published. Mike works for Reading Borough Council, and lives in Tilehurst with his wife and Moggy the Cat.