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Glorious Revolution

1688-89 Period in English history that saw the overthrow of King James II, the crowning of William of Orange-Nassau and his wife Mary II, and the final recognition of parliamentary supremacy. The... read more

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The Glorious Revolution was the result of a contest between two competing visions of the modern state, argues Steven Pincus. The springboard for Britain’s eventual global dominance, this...

After the upheavals of 1688, England’s shifting social order needed new ways to define itself. A taste for fine claret became one such marker of wealth and power, as Charles Ludington explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 7 2013

Sarah Fraser examines Bruce Lenman’s 1980 article on Jacobite exiles, part of a vigorous, influential rebuttal of a worn-out image.

Volume: 62 Issue: 9 2012

Rachel Hammersley discusses how events in the 1640s and 1680s in England established a tradition that inspired French thinkers on the path to revolution a century later.

Volume: 61 Issue: 10 2011

The Glorious Revolution was the result of a contest between two competing visions of the modern state, argues Steven Pincus. The springboard for Britain’s eventual global dominance, this surprisingly violent series of events became a model for change the world over

Volume: 59 Issue 10 2009

Graham Goodlad examines the controversies surrounding the development of royal power under Charles II and James II.

Issue: 58 2007

Angela McShane Jones asks what depictions in broadsides of Mary II with her breasts exposed, tell us about 17th-century popular attitudes to royalty.

Volume: 54 Issue: 3 2004

The future king of England was born in his family's court at The Hague on November 4th, 1650.

Volume: 50 Issue: 11 2000

The financier Solomon de Medina was knighed on June 23rd, 1700, at Hampton Court Palace.

Volume: 50 Issue: 6 2000

Without the economic muscle of the Netherlands' largest city, William III would never have been able to stage Britain's 'Glorious Revolution' or urge European war against Louis XIV. But his relationship with Amsterdam's burghers was far from smooth, as Elizabeth Edwards outlines here.

Volume: 43 Issue: 12 1993

Charles Wilson sets the scene for a special issue celebrating the tercentenary of the Glorious Revolution and England's 'Dutch Connection'.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988

Bill Speck considers the three-cornered manoeuvrings between Anglicanism, Dissent and Catholicism that culminated in the events of 1688-89.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988

John Morrill argues that recent scholarship is re-shaping our view of the fortunes of monarchy and Parliament between 1660 and 1688.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988

Charles Boxer examines the impact of 1688 on Anglo-Dutch relationship with nations east of Suez.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988
Frouke Wieringa considers the life of a great prince in the sixteenth century and the fluctuations in his fortunes during the Dutch Revolt
Volume: 34 Issue: 8 1984
Juliet Gardiner introduces a series of articles commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of the count of Nassau who led the rebellion of the Netherlands.
Volume: 34 Issue: 7 1984

What was the “black thing” that palsied the character of the brave but highly unpopular monarch who was dethroned in 1688? Maurice Ashley queries a poisoned historical legacy.

Volume: 13 Issue: 5 1963

J.P. Kenyon describes how, in 1688, there were weighty reasons to suppose that the new royal heir was a changeling, smuggled to the Palace in a warming pan.

Volume: 13 Issue: 4 1963

John Carswell analyses some of the foremost political actors in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

Volume: 4 Issue: 11 1954

At one time a member of Charles II's notorious Cabal, Anthony Ashley Cooper later became the much maligned leader of the Protestant and Parliamentary opposition to the last two Stuart kings. By J.H. Plumb.

Volume 3: Issue: 4 1953

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