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Timeline for 1685
17th century | 1680s

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In 1685, King Charles II of England died and was succeeded by his younger brother James II. Given that James II was a Catholic, his accession to the throne of Protestant England created discontent among the English nobility and public, which ultimately led to him being overthrown in the Glorious Revolution in November 1688. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution)

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