English Revolution

  1. the events of 1688–89 by which James II was expelled and the sovereignty conferred on William and Mary.

  • Also called Bloodless Revolution, Glorious Revolution.

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How to use English Revolution in a sentence

  • He wanted radical reforms, but would have preferred to gain them in a constitutional way, like Pym, in the English Revolution.

  • Thus prudently and calmly was effected our great English Revolution.

    William the Third | H. D. Traill
  • The English Revolution of the seventeenth century was reversed when it undertook to reconstruct the mores of the English people.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • The men who began the English Revolution of 1688 organised the new order to which it led.

    France and the Republic | William Henry Hurlbert
  • The Puritan leaders of the English Revolution were men of stern and determined energy of character.