Limited Monarchy

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In History
  • Converted to Catholicism

    Converted to Catholicism
    King James converted to Catholicism in 1669. This will affect the way he rule. He will force his Catholic ideas and viewpoints on his protestant citizens. This will cause tension and resentment with Parliament.
  • King James II

    King James II
    King James II becomes King of England and Ireland; and King James VII of Scotland. King James II succeeded his brother, King Charles. This was the beginning to a series of domino effects that lead to a limited monarchy.
  • Declaration of Indulgence

    Declaration of Indulgence
    The Declaration of Indulgence was created by King James II in an attempt to allow freedom of religion for all. Many people felt he enacted this law to push his own agenda, the growth of Catholicism. Protestants disagreed with this act and only felt it was beneficial in theory.
  • Birth of James Francis Edward

    Birth of James Francis Edward
    The Birth of James Francis Edward, son of King James II and Mary of Modena, threatened the throne. A male heir threatened to create a Catholic dynasty and excluding his protestant daughter.
  • Prosecution of Seven Bishops

    Prosecution of Seven Bishops
    Seven Bishops refused to follow King James II's order on reading out the Declaration of Indulgence. The Bishops were charged with seditious libel and acquitted on June 30, 1688. King James II was looked at as unjust. The trial resulted in anti-Catholic riots.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    Mary II, daughter of King James II, and William of Orange took the throne of England in 1689. Growing tensions between citizens and the Catholic king grew. Mary and William were protestants, who allowed Parliament more power and rights.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights passed by Parliament created freedom of speech, limited the power of the king and queen, and allowed for democratic elections. It is the turning point and the lead event that caused a limited monarchy