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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The "Glorious Revolution" came, and with a Protestant King and Queen upon the throne, the Catholic Poet Laureate lost his post and pension and all his other appointments.
"Discussions will continue to enable the Prime Minister to form the government as soon as possible and in the best formula that meets the standards that are consistent with aspirations of Sudanese people and their glorious revolution." the FFC further said.
Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, pointed out that the Sudanese have proved through their glorious revolution that they are the inspiring to others, and that the December Revolution will remain preserved in the conscience of the world.
This invitation would lead to the Glorious Revolution, the abdication of King James II and finally the Battle of the Boyne.
Other notable sessions include the Convention Parliament of 1688-89, which followed the Glorious Revolution in 1688 and sat for 250 days.
Which king was overthrown in the so-called Glorious Revolution? 8.
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 was a very English revolution given the fact that it began at an Oxford college and escalated to a disagreement over an arcane procedural point, the Glorious Revolution finalised English religious identity and constitutional structure at what was comparatively a very early stage in national life.
All Souls College, Oxford in the Early Eighteenth Century: Piety, Political Imposition, and Legacy of the Glorious Revolution
"We celebrate our glorious revolution today and we call it 'Pain and Hope' the pain the Syrian people have been suffering for the last seven years and hope in their resistance confronting the fascist regime of Al Assad," Hiraki said.
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.
"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.