The Downfall Of James II And The Glorious Revolution

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1.The documentary differs from the textbook in the sense that is provides more information about the personal aspect of his life and the flaws that James II made during his reign as the king of England. Also, it gives us an in-depth understanding of what actually lead to the downfall of James II and caused the ‘Glorious revolution’.
Dutch conquest of England in year 1688 had profound implications not just England but the entire world. William of Orange who conquered England in 1688 brought in a revolution that completely transformed England and presented it as a strong, aggressive, demanding power in Europe. In fact, it was the beginning of a modern England so to say. In 17th century king became the supreme power and head of the church. 150
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Though all his attempts proved futile. James Catholicism too became a threat to England due to his association with the French king , who was more of a mentor to him. There were instances of people being killed or forced to get converted in France and this created turmoil in England too and caused insecurity. Moreover, his conversion to Roman Church was not acceptable and as per the documentary, his devotional writing made everyone apprehensive and led to further conflicts with Bishops and parliament. He recruited 100 Catholics in army and was unaccepted by the parliament. This is what led the parliament and church to take a decision and invite William to take over James …show more content…
William of Orange, was extremely ambitious and now was determined to get control of James’s reign. Tories and church went ahead and invited William to attack James II and take over. Initially he thought that his firm faith in Catholic religion is saving him when climate worked miraculously in James’s favour for a while but soon he lost his faith and even began to blame God for not being with him and lost everything. House of Lords and right of commons decided to make William and Mary the joint monarch of England as William was far more rational and strong leader than James II. In 1689, his final attempt to get his army on Ireland and get his throne back was futile and let to his exile in France, where he died in

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