(1) Samuel Crockett (1694 - 1749)
(2) Lt. Andrew Crockett (1745 - 1821)
(3) Samuel Crockett III (1772 - 1827)
(4) Andrew Crockett III (1793 - 1852)
William of Orange
The 1690 Glorious Revolution
JOHN LOCKE'S BILL OF RIGHTS
REGULAR PARLIAMENTARY ACTIVITY
NO CRUEL OR UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT
PROTESTANTS COULD HAVE ARMS
In 1685, Louis XIV revoked the Edit of Nantes. Threatened with death if they refused to convert to Catholicism, the Maurys and the Fontaines were forced to escape to England.
King James of England, however, was Catholic and closely allied with Louis XIV, who coveted dominance over all of Europe. Meanwhile, the recently founded Dutch Republic, fearful of Louis XIV, brought back the royal family of Orange. Fighting ensued. William of Orange engaged King James' forces in England. Antoine Crockett led the Protestant forces in Ireland.
King James was defeated in what is called "The Glorious Revolution" and William and Mary gained the throne of England. A law was passed to prevent the throne of England to ever again be held by a Catholic.
Importantly, John Locke of England, whose liberal ideas had periodically resulted in his exile to escape threats of imprisonment or death, wrote an English Bill of Rights. During times of exile, he had engaged in dialogue with the Huguenots of France as with other similarly minded philosophers and thinkers...