Glorious Revolution

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Glorious Revolution

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(Historical Terms) the events of 1688–89 in England that resulted in the ousting of James II and the establishment of William III and Mary II as joint monarchs. Also called: Bloodless Revolution

Glorious Revolution

1688 An almost bloodless coup d’état which replaced the Catholic authoritarian James II with the Protestant William III and Mary II.
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Noun1.Glorious Revolution - the revolution against James IIGlorious Revolution - the revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688-1689)
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Edwin Danson takes readers back to such a time in the eighteenth century; his endpoints are the English Revolution of 1688 and the French Revolution beginning in 1789.
Against divine right autocracies, this new philosophy upheld the principle of the social contract and of the consent of the governed, and constituted the foundation of the English Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution of 1775 and the French Revolution of 1789.
The English revolution of 1688 ended the divine right of kings and established the supremacy of Parliament over the executive.