>> Check your history Conrad. William III's signature was on the royal
>> warrant authorizing the 'extirpation' of the Glencoe MacDonalds. You can
>> argue he didn't know what he was signing, but that's hardly an excuse for
>> a king ordering the execution of 'subjects' who had sworn oaths to him.
>My point is that William was by this point-not in a position
>to deviate from the will of parliament.
- Parliament did not come into it. The order was prepared by
Dalrymple and handed to William who signed. I think once the facts
were made public William attempted to claim he didn't know what he
was signing, rather unconvincingly.