June 10 - 1688 - James Francis Edward Stuart is Born

Usually, the birth of an individual, even a royal heir, is only notable as a celebration and an anniversary. The birth of James Francis Edward Stuart, the first son of James II and VII of England and Scotland, was very different. As a Catholic heir, the new child posed a massive threat to English Protestantism, and as a Royal Stuart, he was probably going to be a threat to Parliament like his father and grandfather. That's why the birth of James Francis Edward Stuart's birth caused the Glorious Revolution, the Act of Settlement, the Hanoverian Succession, and much of the rest of British history.

William Floyd