Ultimately, however, the rebels were successful. James II alienatedmost of his supporters and William of Orange was invited to bring aDutch force to England. After William’s army landed, James IIrealizing that he could not mount an effective resistance, fled thecountry to exile in France. This became known as the GloriousRevolution of 1688. It is a watershed in English history. For it marksthe point at which the balance of power in the English governmentpassed from the King to the Parliament. Locke returned to England in1688 on board the royal yacht, accompanying Princess Mary on hervoyage to join her husband.


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