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Tango0103 May 2016 4:05 p.m. PST

Interesting what if…

"1685 – King Charles II of England and Scotland dies without legitimate heirs. His brother, the Duke of York, ascends the throne as King James II (of England) and VII (of Scotland)
1688 – King James II/VII is overthrown in the Glorious Revolution by William of Orange, Stadtholder of the Netherlands. William and his wife (King James's daughter) take the throne as William III and Mary II.
1689 – The English Bill of Rights is enacted, forbidding any Catholic from ever holding the throne. This excludes James II/VII and his family.
1701 – The exiled King James II/VII dies in exile in France. His son is proclaimed King James III/VIII by the Jacobite party.
1710 – After Queen Anne dies without heirs, Elector George of Hanover is made King as George I by the British Parliament.
1715 – A Jacobite rebellion fails to overthrow the Hanovers. Restoration …
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MrDilly05 May 2016 4:30 a.m. PST

Or 1688
Britain is invaded by a Dutch and Danish force, Traitors to the King, turncoat and go over to the invaders, like a dog rolling over for it's master, to have it's tummy rubbed !!

Tango0105 May 2016 10:31 a.m. PST

Interesting also my friend.


Hafen von Schlockenberg05 May 2016 9:30 p.m. PST

Now,now,MrDilly,which would you rather have in your history books: "The Glorious Revolution", or "The Ignominious Capitulation"?

MrDilly06 May 2016 7:02 a.m. PST

Yes the British Army would have to change it's recruiting phrase from Be The Best, to Always Fight For The Winner ( Even If They Are Our Enemies )

138SquadronRAF13 May 2016 2:15 p.m. PST

You missed out the attempt to put King Monmouth on the throne, which was supported by my fellow west countrymen in 1685.

Really it's the long term result of putting the House of Stuart on the throne in 1603 and the hundred years of Civil War that they caused from 1642 until 1745.

"In Our Time" had a great documentary on the period leading up to the death of Charles II:


Noll C21 Nov 2016 12:08 p.m. PST

You might add to the list:

1712 Death of His Highness Lord Protector Richard Cromwell

Arguably would have saved a lot of trouble to achieve something which would quite likely have been similar to the Hanoverian monarchy…

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