English Absolutism and the Revolution
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After Oliver Cromwell died, the people brought to throne did not all have great ideas for the people, leading to the change of throne several times. After being in exile in France, Charles II returned and took the throne. At first he was a good king, he planned to listen to the Magna Carta and the Petition of Right, but as his reign went on he stopped listening to Parliament and began to model his reign after Louis XIV.
The country at this point is split into two groups, the tories (followers of Charles II) and the whigs (followers of James II). Eventually James II, or Charles brother, took over the throne and that was terrifying for people because he was a strong Catholic and most of the country was Protestant. Parliament then sends a letter to William and Mary of Orange (Mary being James' daughter) to come and claim the throne. With the support of Parliament they come over with an army and indeed did take the throne.
English Absolutism and the Revolution Ashley Gray
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