|The legislative expression of the 'Glorious
the Bill of Rights began by outlining the grievances generated during
the reign of James II. It then listed important rights relating to
the powers of Parliament; and declared William and Mary to be king
and queen, in the hope that they would be instruments of 'deliverance'
from tyranny. It also implemented new oaths of allegiance and supremacy,
and stipulated that in future no 'popish prince' could 'inherit, possess,
or enjoy the crown'.
HLRO HL/PO/PU/1/1688/1W&Ms2n2 (December 1689)