Glorious Revolution

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Glorious Revolution

  1. (historical, British history) The 1688 deposition of James II as King of England and Ireland and (as James VII) of Scotland and his subsequent replacement by his daughter Mary II and her Dutch husband William III (II of Scotland).
    • 1964, Michael G. Hall, Lawrence H. Leder, Michael Kammen, Prologue, The Glorious Revolution in America: Documents on the Colonial Crisis of 1689, Institute of Early American History and Culture, University of North Carolina Press, page 4,
      In 1688 New York and New Jersey were added to the Dominion of New England, and there is evidence that Pennsylvania and even Maryland were to be next. But before these imperial plans could mature, James II was toppled from the throne by the Glorious Revolution.
    • 2007, Nick Harding, Hanover and the British Empire, 1700-1837, Boydell & Brewer (The Boydell Press), page 15,
      Britain's union with Hanover was made possible by the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
    • 2012, Barry Coward, The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 4th Edition, page 367,
      The defection of the old 'country' Whigs paved the way for the prominence of a new generation of Whigs after 1690 (the Junto Whigs), whose views and attitudes were considerably different from those Whigs who had served their political apprenticeship before the Glorious Revolution.
  2. (historical, Spanish history) The 1888 revolution that resulted in the deposition of Queen Isabella II of Spain.

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