The Duke of York is my heir, and will remain so. His right is ordained by God, and no man may alter it. I declare Parliament dissolved.
Gentlemen, go home. I will not trouble you any further. [Narrator]: Almost four years to the day after his accession, and following the birth of
his son, the Catrholic heir to the throne, James II was deposed by Parliament in favor
of the Dutch Protestant, William, and his wife Mary, James’ own daughter. Catholics
were barred from the throne forever, and remain so to this day. No monarch of England would
ever again attempt to rule without Parliament.