Burnet became Professor of Divinity at Glasgow University. However,
he resigned five years later after a disagreement with his patron,
the Duke of Lauderdale. He now moved to London where he became
an active supporter of the Whigs.
Bumet was accused of plotting against James II and he was forced
to flee to Holland. When William of Orange became king he appointed
Bumet as his royal chaplain. Later Bumet became Bishop of Salisbury.
several books including History of the Reformation (1679), Exposition
of the Thirty-Nine Articles (1699) and History of My Own Time
(1724). Gilbert Burnet died in 1715.