Revolutions and revolts have been going on for as long as there has been a disagreement between two parties. Libya for example disagreed with their tyrant leader and gathered up a group and eventually overthrew him causing a revolution throughout the whole country. The Glorious Revolution of England was a very important revolution for England.
James, the son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France, was born on 14 October 1633 at St. James's Palace in London. James was one of his parent’s two surviving children, his brother being Charles II. At a very young age James was named Duke of York during the English Civil War. At the time James’ father, Charles I was executed during the war leaving Charles II to be king. Charles II was technically king but he was unable to get the crown of England so he fled to France and brought James with him. During James’ second marriage he began to convert to Roman Catholicism.
During that time James and his wife Anne had two girls, Mary and Anne. Although James and Anne were experimenting with Catholicism, Charles insisted that James’ two daughters would grow up Protestant. Charles II died in 1685. Since Charles had no children, James would become King James II of England.
Shortly after he was crowned king, James II started to upset set Parliament by influencing his Catholic ideas upon them. Because of his wrongdoings he would gain a lot of hate from Parliament and the people of England.
King James started to appoint only Catholics to high office and violated English Law.
“ King James the second … did endeavor to subvert and extirpate the Protestant religion, and the laws and liberties of this Kingdom.”
As King James II kept on displeasing the government, Parliament went behind his back and invited Mary, James’ older daughter and her Dutch husband, William of Orange to overthrow the Absolutist, King James II.
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