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The Glorious Revolution

Post  MercedesD99 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:33 am

The Glorious revolution, also known as the revolution of 1688, was a revolt against the king who was giving unreasonable demands. James II was crowned King of England, Ireland and Scotland with personal expectations that were completely irrational. He was born and raised in France, where they are strictly Catholic. However, in England, all religion was accepted. He had absolute power over the entirety of Great Britain. He started to take advantage of being absolute ruler and wanted all of Britain to practice Catholicism without consulting the people or Parliament. Of course, this angered everyone. Even though the country ended up being divided in two groups, they were both against King James II. The only support the King received was from his close friends.

The Glorious Revolution refers to the bloodless eviction of King James II – by his own son-in-law. The King’s actions changed the office position of being King, into a political figurehead.

Source(s): http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/glorious_revolution_01.shtml
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Post  Fabianny Silverio on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:39 am

The Glorious Revolution resulted was the struggle between the English monarchs and the Parliment. The result of the revolution was the change in the power distribution of the country. I think the Glorious revolution helped organize the country.

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Post  Maya Luisa on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Nice topic Mercedes. Why did they call it the Glorious Revolution? Who decided to name it that? Was it given that name after it finished or during the revolution? How was he raised in France if he became king of England, Ireland and Scotland? Did he inherit the crown or was it given to him? If it was given to him, by who? If it was inherited, by who and how if he was born and raised in France with his family, I assume? How did he get so much power in Great Britain? Why did he want everyone to start practicing Catholicism? Why didn’t he consult the people of Parliament or the townspeople? Why did this anger the people so much? What did James do to non-practicers? Why did the people split into two different groups if none of them supported King James II? Did the king actually receive support from his friends or were they just pretending to be his friends and use him for his power? What do you mean by bloodless? How did they kill someone bloodlessly in that era?
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