The Glorious Revolution of 1688 ended the idea in England that kings rule by divine right. Following the Glorious Revolution of 1688, England tightened their imperial controls over American empire. It limited the power of the monarch and made sure that Catholics wouldn’t sit on the throne after overthrowing King James II.
King James II was replaced by William II Duke of Orange. Williams wife Mary II, daughter of James II, ruled under a joint monarchy. When James II came to power he issued the Declaration of Indulgence which basically granted liberty of worship to all, appointed Catholics to high government post, and it demanded that Cambridge and Oxford let Catholic students enroll. Then in 1688, James II wife became pregnant and a Catholic succession loomed. Protestants feared more change and invited the Dutch prince William to overthrow him. It was a bloodless victory for the Protestants in England. Although James prepared an army for Williams arrival, James was betrayed by his army, friends, and family and was eventually exiled to France. In France, James II stayed with his cousin Louis XIV, who gave him a pension and a palace.
In the colony of New York, the Glorious Revolution had a bloodless but disruptive awakening. Overthrowing government officials and putting in new ones was successful when news came to Bostonians about the exile of James II and his successor William and Mary. In New York, there were earlier tensions before revolt. Sir Edmund Andros took over Dominion of New England, a centralized government of New York and New Jersey. When Andros took over he gained hatred for many policies that came into play. He imposed taxes without legislative consent, abolished General Court of Massachusetts and ended trial by jury. Well thanks to the Glorious Revolution Andros was imprisoned and new people came into play. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 resulted in a lasting political change for several colonies.