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aristocracy

aristocracy  

A vague term, derived from the Greek aristokratia, meaning the rule of the best. It is broader than peerage or even nobility. In common parlance it was usually taken to mean the upper classes or ...
Articles of Grievances

Articles of Grievances  

1689.The Glorious Revolution gave both the English and Scottish Conventions the opportunity to reassert parliamentary powers. The English Declaration of Rights in February 1689 was followed by a ...
battlefields, historic

battlefields, historic  

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Britain has relatively few historic battlefields compared with the continent of Europe. The country has not been invaded since 1066, so the battlefields since then are those of civil wars. The site ...
Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights  

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(1689)A declaration and Act of Parliament stating the conditions upon which William III and Mary were to become joint sovereigns of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Its major provisions were that the ...
billeting

billeting  

The right of the crown to demand accommodation for its troops was always part of the royal prerogative. Though it was never popular, since remuneration was often inadequate, it did not become a major ...
Catharine Macaulay

Catharine Macaulay  

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(1731–91),historian: lives in Bath. History of England from the Accession of James I to the Elevation of the House of Hanover 8 vols 1763–83.
Committee of Articles

Committee of Articles  

A steering committee of the Scottish Parliament, dating back to the 15th cent. It prepared business and drafted legislation, each estate having equal representation. The royal government had strong ...
constitutionalism

constitutionalism  

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This theory, originating within States and demanding the subjection of government to the terms of the constitution, has been extended to international organizations to import very much the same: that ...
Danby, Thomas Osborne, 1st earl of, marquis of Carmarthen, and duke of Leeds

Danby, Thomas Osborne, 1st earl of, marquis of Carmarthen, and duke of Leeds  

(1632–1712).Danby did not come from a leading family and at first acted as lieutenant to the 2nd duke of Buckingham. Appointed lord treasurer in 1673 to restore royal finances after the collapse of ...
Declaration of Rights

Declaration of Rights  

1689.In February 1689, the Convention drew up a Declaration of Rights, which it presented to William and Mary in the Banqueting House at Whitehall. It related the misdeeds of James II, begged William ...
Declarations of Indulgence

Declarations of Indulgence  

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Four proclamations issued by Charles II and James II of England in an attempt to achieve religious toleration. Charles II issued Declarations in 1662 and 1672, stating that the penal laws against ...
despotism

despotism  

Autocratic rule by one person. Thus in its original Greek sense a ‘despot’ was the lord or ruler of an unfree state. The Byzantine emperor was routinely referred to as a despot, the title was ...
divine right of kings

divine right of kings  

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The doctrine that monarchy is God's chosen form of government, and that rebellion against the monarch is always a sin. Where active obedience to an evil ruler is morally impossible, it is held that ...
Exclusion crisis

Exclusion crisis  

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A period of intense political strife during 1679–81 generated by the attempt to bar Charles II's catholic brother James, duke of York, from the succession. Widespread apprehension that James would ...
Five Mile Act

Five Mile Act  

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The common name for the Nonconformists Act 1665 which prohibited clergymen who had refused to conform to the Act of Uniformity 1662 from preaching, teaching, or coming within five miles of a city, ...
gambling

gambling  

In Ireland has uncertain origins, though by the 17th century it was considered a common vice. Regular lotteries were held at least from the 1680s. Following the revolution of 1688 ...
George Jeffreys

George Jeffreys  

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(1648–89).Notorious as the judge who presided at the Bloody Assizes, Jeffreys was a career lawyer who became conspicuous as an aggressive prosecutor and partisan judge. At political trials his ...
Glorious Revolution

Glorious Revolution   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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The name Glorious Revolution denotes a series of historical events: the last successful invasion of England, a coup in which

Glorious Revolution

Glorious Revolution   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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The name given to the events of 1688, whereby James II, the Roman Catholic king, was deposed and

Glorious Revolution

Glorious Revolution (1688–89)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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Abdication of James II of England and his replacement with William III (of Orange) and Mary II. After James

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