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Fact Book: The Glorious Revolution
The 1745 Jacobite rising really began in 1688 when King James II (also called James VII in Scotland) lost his crown and was replaced by his own daughter and his Dutch nephew! This was called the Glorious Revolution. How did this happen?
King James did have his friends though. They didn't like the idea of a foreign king and wanted James to come back. Because in Latin James' name is Jacobus, his friends became known as Jacobites.