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Glorious Revolution
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The Glorious Revolution is the name given to the regime change that took place in 1688/89 in the Kingdom of England, when leading figures from both political groupings in the House of Commons (the Whigs and the Tories) invited William of Orange [7] (husband of the elder daughter of King James II, Mary Stuart) to take the crown as William III, and the legitimate ruler James II found himself with no alternative but to quit the …

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Lottes, Günther, “Glorious Revolution”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020302>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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