King James II

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Introduction ' "The monarchy I thank God, yet had had no dependency on Parliament nor on nothing but god."'(1) James's like his brother Charles, was determined to rule without the consent of Parliament and to reintroduce Roman Catholicism, which made King James Stuart II the cause of the Glorious Revolution. The Revolution of 1688 was also known as the Glorious Revolution because it was achieved without war. From-1685 -1688, James ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland. (2) …

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…whether the any Catholic king who lacked the skill and cynicism of Charles II could have managed to keep the throne . James did not show proper regard for the laws and institutions of his kingdom or any respect for the social order. James was usually obtuse and generally stupid because he assumed the power to suspend laws and execute laws without consent. In anywise the men of 1688 solved the problem for all time by statute.