Timeline of the Glorious Revolution

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  • James issues his second Declaration of Indulgence for England.

    James issues his second Declaration of Indulgence for England
  • Privy Council orders the Church of \England to read the second Declaration of Indulgence during divine services the next four Sundays.

    Privy Council orders the Church of England to read the second Declaration of Indulgence during divine services the next four Sundays.
  • Privy Council summons the Seven Bishops to appear before it on June 18/8.

    Privy Council summons the Seven Bishops to appear before it on June 18/8. may 27- june 3rd
  • Black Friday: The Seven Bishops appear before the Privy Council and are committed to the Tower on a charge of seditious libel.

    Black Friday: The Seven Bishops appear before the Privy Council and are committed to the Tower on a charge of seditious libel
  • The Trial of the Seven Bishops, 12Howell’s State Trials 183 (K.B. 1688),begins.

    The Trial of the Seven Bishops, 12Howell’s State Trials 183 (K.B. 1688),begins. July 9/June 29
  • James dismisses two more judges

    James dismisses two more judges
  • Final meeting of Court of High Commission

    Final meeting of Court of High Commission
  • William’s army begins the embarkation process.

    William’s army begins the embarkation process.
  • Louis XIV invades the Rhineland, beginning the Nine Years War.

    Louis XIV invades the Rhineland, beginning the Nine Years War.
  • Date of the last letter written by James to William

    Date of the last letter written by James to William
  • Date of the last letter written by James to William

    Date of the last letter written by James to William.
  • Embarkation of William’s army completed; the States of Holland approves William’s expedition. Also on this date (Sept. 28 O.S.) James issues a proclamation announcing to the nation that a Dutch invasion is imminent and cancelling the planned meeting of P

    Embarkation of William’s army completed; the States of Holland approves William’s expedition. Also on this date (Sept. 28 O.S.) James issues a proclamation announcing to the nation that a Dutch invasion is imminent and cancelling the planned meeting of Parliament in November.
  • William issues his first Declaration

    William issues his first Declaration.
  • The last details for sailing are settled and the invasion fleet is ready to sail.

    The last details for sailing are settled and the invasion fleet is ready to sail.
  • James announces in his Privy Council that he will dissolve High Commission Court

    James announces in his Privy Council that he will dissolve High Commission Court
  • William issues his second Declaration; in England today it is October 14 O.S., James II’s 55th birthday.

    William issues his second Declaration; in England today it is October 14 O.S., James II’s 55th birthday.
  • Birth of Prince of Wales (known to history as the Old Pretender).

    Birth of Prince of Wales (known to history as the Old Pretender).
  • The first of the provincial risings occurs, in Cheshire

    The first of the provincial risings occurs, in Cheshire
  • Princess Anne flees London on her way to defect to William; James returns to London.

    Princess Anne flees London on her way to defect to William; James returns to London.
  • On this remarkable Wednesday James is seized by fishermen near Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey; and Jeffreys is seized in London. The terrible evening of Wednesday/Thursday is forever known as the Irish Night (or the Irish Fright).

    On this remarkable Wednesday James is seized by
    fishermen near Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey; and Jeffreys is seized in London. The terrible evening of Wednesday/Thursday is forever known as the Irish Night (or the Irish Fright).
  • The Seven Bishops (except ArchbishopSancroft) present their petition to James

    The Seven Bishops (except ArchbishopSancroft) present their petition to James
  • The Commons request William to take over the administration of the government and to summon a convention.

    The Commons request William to take over the administration of the government and to summon a convention.
  • William agrees to assume administration of government and to summon a convention.

    William agrees to assume administration of government and to summon a convention.
  • The Commons resolves that James has abdicated the government and that the throne is thereby vacant

    The Commons resolves that James has abdicated the government and that the throne is thereby vacant
  • The Lords Spiritual and Temporal resolve that William and Mary be made King and Queen.

    The Lords Spiritual and Temporal resolve that William and Mary be made King and Queen.
  • The Convention approves the Declaration of Rights of 1689; William’s wife, Mary, Princess of Orange, arrives in England.

    The Convention approves the Declaration of Rights of 1689; William’s wife, Mary, Princess of Orange, arrives in England.
  • On this Ash Wednesday, William and Mary are offered and accept the crown in ceremonies at the Banqueting Hall in Whitehall Palace. They are immediately proclaimed King William III and Queen Mary II

    On this Ash Wednesday, William and Mary are offered and accept the crown in ceremonies at the Banqueting Hall in

    Whitehall Palace. They are immediately proclaimed King William III and Queen Mary II
  • William approves the first statute of his reign, the Parliament Act, 1689, transformed the Convention into the Convention Parliament

    William approves the first statute of his reign, the Parliament Act, 1689, transformed the Convention into the Convention Parliament
  • William approves the second statute of his reign,

    William approves the second statute of his reign,
  • Coronation of William and Mary

    Coronation of William and Mary.
  • William approves the Toleration Act

    William approves the Toleration Act
  • John Locke’s Two Treatises on Government is licensed to be printed.

    John Locke’s Two Treatises on Government is licensed to be printed.
  • William approves the English Bill of Rights of 1689, Seven weeks later, on Feb. 16/6 1690/1689, William dissolves the Convention Parliament.

    William approves the English Bill of Rights of 1689, Seven weeks later, on Feb. 16/6 1690/1689, William dissolves the Convention Parliament.
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    Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution occured in Europe.