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    James II of England was short. It began in February 1685 and ended in December 1688 with its forced "abdication", which we know as the glorious revolution. When he took office, James promised "to preserve this government in both the Church and the State, as now stated in the law." He was, however, a zealous Catholic, who wished to rebuild the Roman Catholic Church in England, and in his office he undertook every possible effort to promote the cause of Rome. James was the first publicly known Roman Catholic king since the time of Philip and Maria nearly one and a half centuries before (Charles II was a Catholic, but had concealed the fact until his death). His term of office was accompanied by a series of events that prepared…

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    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…

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    the Netherlands and the King of England, and his victory over James II, the overthrown Catholic…

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    defide those who would rather see them in the background of history. Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth Tudor I were the rare queens that did just that, their long family line, personal and intertwined history had after effects in history in Scotland’s and England’s future monarchs. Prior to the reign of Henry VIII, Elizabeth and Mary, one ruled before all of them, henry’s father, Henry VII. Henry’s rise to power created a new dynasty within war torn England. Henry then married Elizabeth of…

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    Mary Tudor was the only child of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. She was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, England on February 18, 1516. Mary was alienated from her father after he annulled his marriage with Catherine because of her failure to birth a son. When the annulment was official, Mary was considered illegitimate and deprived of her status to the throne. By the time King Henry VII died, Edward VI took the throne. He was only 9 years old at the time, but died at age…

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    Haley Ross Mr. Aguilera Global History 5 19 May 2017 Comparing Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands to Queen Mary I of England Introduction Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Queen Mary I of England were very similar for example, they both were never supposed to be queen, however, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands overall was much more liked. They both lead in times of crises for their nation, had unsuccessful marriages, were queen regnants, and struggled bearing an heir to their throne.…

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    The first Queen Elizabeth was one of the greatest rulers England ever had. The time when she reigned is called the Elizabethan Age, and it was a long period, forty-five years, when England became very rich and powerful. When Elizabeth II came to the throne the British people rejoiced and hoped there would be another Elizabethan Age like the first one. The first Elizabeth was born in the year 1533. Her father was Henry VIII, who married six different times. Elizabeth’s mother was his second wife.…

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    Mary was born on 18 February 1516 in Greenwich, England, and baptized as a Catholic shortly after her birth. She was Queen of England from July 1553 until her death in 1558. She was the only surviving child of Henry VIII by the first of his six wives, Catherine of Aragon. Her mother was pregnant six times altogether, but she was the only legitimate child of theirs to survive until adulthood. Throughout Mary’s childhood, Henry VIII negotiated several future marriages for her. When she was just…

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    One of the biggest problem during Mary’s reign was her marriage to Philip II of Spain due to their religion – both were Catholics. According to D. M. Loades in his book Tudor Queens of England, “in January 1554 there was a briefly dangerous rebellion in Kent, led by Sir Thomas Wyatt, which demanded that she (Mary) change her mind.” (Loades 194) English did not want that Mary got married to Philip II of Spain, they thought that a foreigner could be a danger to the country. In the book, Mary…

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    Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and Queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560. Mary, the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, was six days old when her father died and she acceded to the throne. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married the Dauphin of…

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