The Glorious Revolution: How Revolutionary Was It?

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The Glorious Revolution; How Revolutionary was it? The Glorious Revolution in England “stands as one of the most important events in modern English history.” (DISCovering). The Glorious Revolution was a very important revolution because it restored power back to the parliament and the people of England while withdrawing the power from the crown and therefore preventing an absolutist government. The Glorious Revolution was the result of king James II taking too much power for the throne. England's Parliament asserted its rights over the monarch and removed the Catholic King James II (The Glorious Revolution). The Parliament was fed up with the actions that James II was taking. He used money in ways the Parliament of England didn’t permit him to use (Bill). With discontent escalating, a bishop and six prominent citizens invited William…show more content…
“Whereas the late King James the Second, by the assistance of divers evil counselors, judges, and ministers employed by him, did endeavor to subvert and extirpate the protestant religion, and the laws and liberties of this kingdom” (Bill). This is saying that the dead king James II and his helpers in the court and church that he did try to get rid of the protestant religion and the laws that the Protestants abided by. This was crucial to the English Bill of rights because it was stating that king James was an absolutist monarch and the English parliament and the English people will never again give this much power to the crown and allow this to happen again. After this was stated in the English Bill of Rights, the following bullet points were everything king James II did wrong and what the English people will not allow anymore. Some examples were the laws he created, his religious beliefs and how he decided to portray his point of

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