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.
Today we’ll be hearing the text of the Invitation to William written by the Immortal Seven that we spoke about last week.
Today we talk about the penultimate Stuart monarchy in the UK and what some say is the last successful invasion of the British Isles. If you remember we spent some time talking about Charles II a few episodes back who had become increasingly unpopular during his reign, with plots, assassinations and a rowdy parliament being a thorn in his side. James, had also become increasing unpopular through Charles’ reign, but Charles was now dead and James was still unpopular… and now King as well.
This time we explore the Charles’ Catholic sympathies, the Popish Plot, Exclusion Crisis and the Royal assassination attempt at Rye House.