We talk today about the swathe of legislation through William and Mary’s reign that led to the start of our Parliamentary democracy, including the iconic Bill of Rights.

We left off with England in a strange situation. James II, England’s King had escaped to France and William had arrived in London. Before he arrived and in the absence of James who was in the middle of his first escape attempt, there had been riots in London, where every single Catholic church in London was attacked and some completely demolished. City governors and nobility were forced to become self-appointed policemen, and struggled to bring the mobs under control.

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