The statue of King William III is located at the south gate of Kensington Palace. It was designed by Heinrich Bauke in 1907. William of Orange led the invasion of England during the Glorious Revolution that saw the overthrow of James II as King. Parliament in 1689 made William and his wife Mary II, daughter of James II, joint monarchs. William preferred to live at Kensington Palace as “the air was cleaner than at Whitehall and better for his asthma” (Royal Parks/Kensington Gardens). William was out of the country during the Nine Years War and Mary did most of the governing in his absence. She died in 1694 of smallpox at the age of 32.
A century of dispute was also ended with Parliament’s 1869 appointment of William and Mary as King and Queen: Parliament over the Crown was established in the Bill of Rights, which established the Sovereign could not suspend laws passed by Parliament, levy taxes without Parliamentary consent, infringe the right to petition, or unduly interfere with parliamentary elections, in addition to others. William died without children and on his death in 1702, Anne–younger sister to Queen Mary II–succeeded him to the throne.
October 27, 1702, The Life of William the III was published which included accounts of his family, birth, education, many letters and documents and was “Illustrated with 40 Copper Cuts, as all the Medals ever Coined on him” (The Post Man and the Historical Account, p. 2).
Wikipedia provides support that Mary II “proved a firm ruler” and was seen as “capable and confident” and she was compared to Queen Elizabeth I. Among her accomplishments, she endowed the College of William and Mary in Virginia.