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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HRH Crown Prince was also appreciated in a cable by the Egyptian President in reply to HRH Crown Prince's congratulations on the July 23 glorious revolution anniversary.
Since the Glorious Revolution in 1688, the United Kingdom has been a constitutional monarchy, greatly restricting the powers of the man or woman who sits on the throne to the point that they have become effectively ceremonial.
Or that Britain, after a somewhat inglorious seventeenth-century role on the European stage, became, after the Glorious Revolution, as much an unpredictable and troubling upstart to the balance of power as was Peter the Great's Russia.
They will enhance the significant number of artefacts already in our possession in relation to the Glorious Revolution.
As every patriotic Briton knew, the Glorious Revolution of 1688 had finally fixed the sovereignty of the British state in the King-in-Parliament.
He characterizes the treatises as justification for the Whig-inspired Glorious Revolution of 1688-89 as well as a statement of sophisticated political theory in their own right.
It is a study of England's Glorious Revolution in the late seventeenth century written by an American law professor with a well-known expertise in constitutional law and constitutional interpretation.
The Sovereign recalled that the glorious Revolution of the King and the People Day does not only commemorate an epic national struggle for freedom and independence, but it also "reflects our commitment to make it an ongoing revolution aimed at fulfilling your legitimate aspirations and enhancing Morocco's status as an influential player, both regionally and internationally".
Individual chapters exploring Huygens's observations on the Glorious Revolution of 1688 (Chapter 3), gossip and sex (Chapter 10), and raising children (Chapter 12), for example, are ideally suited as introductions to their respective topics, and are generally adequately supported by references to secondary literature.
Making Toleration: The Repealers and the Glorious Revolution, by Scott Sowerby.
He later became Scottish secretary after the Glorious Revolution.
95--The theme of this book is nicely stated on the fly leaf: "[This book] overturns traditional interpretations of James II's reign and the origins of the Glorious Revolution [of 1688].