Glorious Revolution

Bobby Zywicki
Global History 9
Mrs. Tricase

The Glorious Revolution of 1688 had a great impact on England’s history. The Glorious Revolution was when King James II was overthrown by a union of English Parliament. There were many reason why Parliament took Jurassic measures and overthrew their King. The most important reason was that King James II was Catholic while most of England and Parliament at the time were mostly Protestant. William III of Orange led the invasion and took the throne from King James II. There were many changes that took place during and after the Glorious Revolution. During the Glorious Revolution the main causes of conflict between Parliament and King James II were derived from religion and desire for power.
King James the II took the throne of England in 1685 after
his brother Charles II who served from 1660 until he died in 1685. Many people in the English parliament were trying to stop King James from taking the throne because he was of the Catholic faith, unlike most of parliament and England who were Protestants (Donald E Wikes jr.,Mathew Cramer, the Glorious Revolution of 1688). Many of the people in the English Parliament were worried that James II would promote religious tolerance. When King James first came to power most of parliament was willing to support him because he had no sons and his daughter, who would be the heir to the throne was a protestant and was married to the Protestant William III of Orange(Glorious Revolution Parliments support for King James soon changed when he changed some of the laws. Many people thought this meant he was trying to take control of the English Church. Soon after this King James II was now trying to promote religious tolerance. King James was also trying to increase his power has King. When people in the Parliament disagreed with what he was trying to do he had them removed and replaced with people that supported him King James II also put together an army, he made sure...