Who ruled England after Charles II?

Why did James II lose his throne?

The Whigs, the main group that opposed Catholic succession, were especially outraged. The king’s elevation of Catholicism, his close relationship with France, his conflict with Parliament and uncertainty over who would succeed James on the English throne led to whispers of a revolt—and ultimately the fall of James II.

Who reigned after the Stuarts?

Stuart period

1603–1714
King Charles I and the soldiers of the English Civil War as illustrated in An Island Story: A Child’s History of England (1906)
Preceded by Elizabethan era
Followed by Georgian era
Monarch(s) James I Charles I Charles II James II Mary II William III Anne

How did the Stuarts lose the English throne?

The royal Stewarts had an unlucky history, dogged by sudden death; and seven succeeded to the throne as minors. The direct male line terminated with the death of James V in 1542. … After the execution (1649) of James’s son Charles I, the Stuarts were excluded from the throne until the restoration of Charles II in 1660.

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