What is the Orange Institution ?

The first Orange Association was founded in Exeter Cathedral in 1688 shortly after the arrival of William, Prince of Orange, in Devon from Holland. William had been invited by leading Englishmen to help restore Parliamentary democracy and to prevent King James II from imposing the Roman Catholic religion on the people of Britain.

The Orange Association was formed to bind people together in supporting William. The British people joined William's cause, which became known as the Glorious Revolution, and James was forced to flee to France