The Glorious Revolution took place in 1868-1869. It was the overthrow of King James II by a union of Parliamentarians with the Dutch stateholder, William the 3rd of Orange-Nasseu. He was replaced by his daughter, Mary, and her husband William of Orange. James was Catholic and his daughter and son in law were Protestant. King James was in office for 3 years before he was overthrown. He was involved in Catholicism and Protestantism wars for a while. His supporters were the high church Angelican Tories. Mary II Was the first Protestant daughter from the kings first wife. Mary II Was the first Protestant daughter from the kings first wife. King James II was trying to switch many of the un-Catholic laws and constitutional changes brought by his older brother Charles II. The English, associating Catholicism and Absolute Monarchy with despotism and tyranny invited William of Orange to England, promising support if he overthrew James and took the crown in his stead. William of Orange obliged them. James II was driven out, and William of Orange became William III of Great Britain, reigning jointly with his wife, who became Mary II of Great Britain. This final overthrow of absolute monarchy and the official establishment of a constitutional monarchy became known as the Glorious Revolution.
King James II as a child.