Overview of the Glorious Revolution
The period 1672-89 saw political conflict which resulted in a foreign invasion and a transfer of the Crown by Parliament. The new relations between Parliament and the monarch were worked out over the years following, during a long European war.
People celebrated when James II came to the throne in 1685. Within four years he was in exile. What went wrong?
Learn about the Act which set the seal on the Revolution and the Protestant Succession - and which still remains controversial today
Learn about the anti-Catholic Test Acts of 1673 and 1678 which lay at the heart of the conflict of 1688
Discover how these familiar political nicknames emerged out of the conflicts over Church and State in the 1670s
Later Whig historians called the events of winter 1688 the Glorious Revolution. Was it glorious? Was it even a revolution?
Discover how the flight of James II gave Parliament new powers and opportunities to determine the rights of the subject
The Bill of Rights is idealistic - but it was really the practical running of the country's finances that changed Parliament