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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My reference to the two-party system which emerged after the Glorious Revolution of 1689 meant, firstly, Tory and Whig, then Conservative and Liberal and finally Conservative and Labour.
The concluding chapter considers literary and visual culture between the Glorious Revolution of 1689 and the death of Queen Anne in 1714.