It was a victory of liberal principles (or whigs), since, if the Catholics could not be Kings, no monarch could be absolute.Importantly this revolutionary process is based on the political progress found in Britain from the end of the 17TH century, (whereas the system of the European continent remained absolutist, the British already had a consolidated monarchy) which gave him intellectual capabilities for that during the 19th century is the hegemonic power par excellence. (18) In order to avoid convening Parliament to obtain resources Carlos II sold Dunkirk to the French and said that Luis XIV had promised that he would impose the absolutism and the Catholic religion in England. (19) Among them was the brother of the King, the Duke of York and Lord Admiral Supreme of the Kingdom. The fantasy of a popish attack, which according to their mentors consisted in that the Jesuits, supported by the King of France and the Pope were going to invade London to assassinate Carlos II and replace him with his brother James, who in turn was going to kill the Protestants made public at this time. (20) The Parliament which did not want the possibility of a Catholic King tried to exclude the succession to James Duke of York, who had publicly announced their Catholic faith in 1672. (21) The measure was fair but the hatred towards Catholics drew the ire of the English. (22) It was considered that fleeing King had abdicated but this did not acknowledge having done so and claimed his rights to the Throne from France.
The heir was also rejected by impostor. (23) It is declared illegal the arbitrary acts of Jacobo II, provided that the Executive power corresponded to the King and the legislative power to Parliament, which should be convened by the first to treat mainly issues concerning taxes, troops and religion. That same year sanctioned the bill of tolerance for all cults less for the Catholic.