The Glorious Revolution, Part 3 to blupete's Essay
"The Canadian Constitution, A History Lesson"
The Glorious Revolution is a name given by historians to the events which led to the removal of James the II (1633-1701) from the English throne. The English political leaders became convinced that James planned to rule as an absolute monarch and to restore Catholicism to England. James' daughter and her Protestant husband, William of Orange of Holland, both in Europe at the time, were approached and recruited upon certain terms. William landed in Devon with his army in 1688; and James, finding himself without both military and popular support, fled to France where he was cordially received by Louis XIV. In an attempt to regain his throne, James landed in Ireland in 1689, but was decisively defeated in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
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