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Exclusion Bill


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A bill of 1680 seeking to bar James Duke of York (the future James II, brother of Charles II) from the succession, on the grounds of his being a Roman Catholic; those opposed to him supported Charles's illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth, as representing a Protestant succession.


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