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A Family at War

Episode 3 of 3

Documentary series. In the final programme, Clare Jackson looks at how the Stuarts were fatally divided by religion and how Scotland lost its sovereignty.

The final, dramatic act of the Stuart century saw the Stuarts fatally divided by religion: brother versus brother, and two daughters supporting the overthrow of their father. After Charles II's brother, the Catholic James VII and II, was deposed by protestant William of Orange in 1688, Britain became a constitutional monarchy.

However, the so-called 1688 'Glorious Revolution' came at a price, as Scotland lost her sovereignty and became part of Great Britain in 1707, whilst Ireland had been reduced from a kingdom to a colony. The politics of resentment has continued to trouble Ireland until the present day.

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Thu 5 Mar 2020 22:00

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Presenter Clare Jackson
Series Producer Richard Downes
Director Clara Glynn

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