5 W's of the Glorious Revolution

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• The events of 1688-1689 in England that
resulted in the of King James II being
removed as King.
• Mary II and William III becoming joint
monarchs.
• The passage of the English Bill of Rights.
• King James II of England
• Mary II of England
• William the Prince of Orange, from
Holland
• Catholics and Protestants
• Converted to Catholicism, not
considered a big problem at first.
• Daughters were raised Protestant, but
then he had a son.
• Pushed for tolerance of Catholics.
• Suspended laws that punished
Catholics.
1685-1688
Spanish Armada
Gunpowder Plot
(1588)
(1605)
What’s
the link?
Bloody Queen Mary
The Fire of London
(1555)
(1666)
Spanish Armada
Gunpowder Plot
(1588)
(1605)
They were ALL reasons why
the people of England either
hated or were fearful of…
CATHOLICS!
Bloody Queen Mary
The Fire of London
(1555)
(1666)
• Tried to fill Parliament with his
supporters.
• Allowed Catholics to hold important
offices.
• Tried to say he had power over the
elected Parliament.
1685-1688
1689-1694
• Eldest daughter of King
James II.
• Raised as a Protestant by
order of her uncle, King
Charles II.
• 1st in line to be Queen, until
father had a son.
1689-1702
• Husband of Mary II
• Ruled jointly with his wife,
until her death.
• Protestant noble from
Holland
• Asked by Parliament to
overthrow King James II
• Fighting for control of England’s government since Henry VIII in
1533.
• Glorious Revolution was the final conflict, won by the Protestants of
the Church of England.
• King James II believed he had power over the
Parliament.
• Parliament believed they had power over the
King.
• Unlimited Government vs. Limited
Government.
• Absolute Monarchy vs. Constitutional
Monarchy.
• English Bill of Rights passed.
• Catholics barred from high offices and
Monarchy.
• Parliament’ power over the King
established.
• If Parliament can say who cannot be
Monarch, they can say who can!
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