Mary II became the Queen of England and Scotland when she and her husband William of Orange overthrew her father King James II in the Glorious Revolution in 1688. William and Mary ruled jointly. In contrast to her Catholic father, she and her husband were Protestants.
After the birth of her younger brother James Stuart in 1688, there was a rumour that he had been smuggled into his mother's bedchamber in a warming pan. William and Mary encouraged this rumour as, if it were true, it would mean that Mary was the first in line to the English and Scottish thrones. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution)
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