Glorious Revolution: 1688, England

Glorious Revolution: 1688, England

The Glorious Revolution can be defined as a religious, political concept that created the uprising of conflict between King James II and her daughter Mary.

The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is also termed as the revolution of 1688, in which King James II was overthrown from his throne by his own son-in-law William of Orange, who was a Dutch king of that period and daughter named Mary. The main reason for the rise or emergence of the 1688’s revolution was the religious context of catholic King James II. As the revolution was a mindful concept that involved the exercising of power by the parliament it resulted in no or literally no bloodshed, thus the revolution of 1688 is also termed as the bloodless battle. 

Glorious revolution

Glorious revolution, the revolution of the bloodless coup, took place in England in the year 1688. King James II was a person who converted to catholic in the year 1669 and his growing attachment with the religion led to pressure from the commoners to follow certain ways in context to both religious and political direction. The king was highly religious and a catholic individual, he had an intact attachment with his religion of Christianity. Due to this rise in pressure among the common people of the country under James II’s kingdom felt the need to change the concept of power.

It was during this period of time when the people of the kingdom rejected the power of operation as a monarch king and demanded a parliamentary process of ruling in England. The prior cause of the revolution of 1688 saw a change and the power or authority was permanently established as the parliamentary ruling power in England. The Governing policy of England was changed forever after the establishment of the English bill of rights in 1689. 

Significance of inclusion of English bill rights establishment: Analysis

The primary reason for the revolt of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 was the conflict between King James II and the parliament, where the greater significance of the fact was who would take over the throne after the demise of King James II and it finally contributed to the revolt of 1688. The key significance of the bill of rights created constitutional monarchy within England, which meant the queen or king remained in the superior position but the powers that are exercised by them are constrained and limited under the law. The law was passed in 1689 on the 16th of December for the benefit of the citizens of England. The best part about the establishment of the English Bill of Rights was that the monarchical part of the kingdom could not function without any interference or knowledge of the parliament. In the English Bill Right, also allowed the common people of England the right to vote to enhance democratic regulation and bolster the freedom of speech.    The act enhanced the power controlling and working mechanism of both the parliament and the monarchical section of the society of England. 

Importance of Glorious revolution in SSC examination of the world history: Discuss 

The revolution of 1688 has an important significance in world history that describes the drastic change from monarchical power exercising to parliamentary power for the betterment of the England citizens. In context to the SSC examination history and specifically, world history plays a vital role in the question-building pattern of the examination. Around 2-3% of the questions are based on the concept of the glorious revolution of 1688.    Different questions arise on the basis of year and the reason for conflict among the two parties and what and how was the result concluded. 


In context to the study, it can be analysed the importance and significance of the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The study showcases a wide view of the fact that what led to the cause of the bloodless revolution. An inhuman act of a daughter dethroning her father in alliance with her husband can also be witnessed in the course of the study. The study pivots on the effects and impacts the society and people had after the glorious revolution of 1688, in England. A clear view of the new concept of establishment of bill rights in English also saw its face after the revolution. 

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