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
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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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