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
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How to use Glorious Revolution in a sentence
In our Glorious Revolution we do not think of revenge; we only seek to strike at the enemies of human rights.The False Chevalier | William Douw Lighthall
When the Glorious Revolution by William the Third was effected, a very pleasing change in their circumstances took place.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire | Thomas Coleman
Everywhere lay the impress of a heavy and destroying hand: that of the great and Glorious Revolution.The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
In his advocacy of non-resistance he was thought to hit at the Glorious Revolution itself.Books Condemned to be Burnt | James Anson Farrer
Where is the denomination amongst us, that did not furnish opposers to our Glorious Revolution?Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) | Thomas Hart Benton
Cultural definitions for Glorious Revolution
A revolution in Britain in 1688 in which the parliament deposed King James II, a Roman Catholic who had asserted royal rights over the rights of Parliament. Parliament gave the crown to the Protestant King William III, a Dutch prince, and his British wife, Queen Mary II (daughter of James II), as joint rulers.
The Glorious Revolution was the last genuine revolution in Britain. Because there was little armed resistance in England to William and Mary, the revolution is also called the Bloodless Revolution. Battles did take place in Scotland and Ireland, however, between supporters of the new king and queen and the supporters of King James.
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