The Glorious Revolution

By Lindi Boyd

What was the Glorious Revolution?

The Glorious Revolution of 1688 was when the union of English Parliaments overthrew King James II of England. The parliament made changes in the government and proved their superiority to the king.

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell was a very well-known leader for the parliamentary forces and Great Britain was then soon ruled by him. He governed Britain and with being a puritan many were against him. Oliver ruled for 4 years.
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Charles II

When Oliver Cromwell died, Charles II took his place and became the king of Great Britain. Charles II worked with the parliament. He ruled from 1660-1685.
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James II

James II had problems with the parliament involving religion. His reign eventually ended.
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Mary II and William III

At the end of the revolution, William III and Mary II signed the bill of rights. With doing that, it ended tension between countries as well as ending the conflict between the crown and parliament. Mary II was the daughter of King James II and was also protestant; William III was her husband. Ended the chances of Catholicism becoming head of England.

The effect on today's society

The Glorious Revolution inspired the English bill of rights and the US constitution and had an affect on the American colonies as well.