The Glorious Revolution
Within 30 years of Charles II's restoration to the throne in 1660, England was once again on the verge of civil war. In 1688 the country was invaded by a foreign army and its King fled, as the Crown was offered by Parliament to his own nephew and son-in-law.
Yet these events are usually called the Glorious Revolution. What is 'glorious' about them and why are they often considered a turning point in the development of parliamentary democracy and civil liberties?
The 1701 Act of Settlement has not been repealed, despite barring Catholics from the throne
A list of many of the most informative books and websites on the important period 1660-1701