the revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688-1689)
term used to describe the removal of James II from the English throne and the crowning of Protestant monarchs, William and Mary
English overthrow of James II in 1688; resulted in affirmation of parliament as having basic sovereignty over the king. (p. 532)
In 1688 fears that the birth of the son of James II would establish a Catholic dynasty in England prompted the exile of the king in order to secure English Protestantism and Parliament's power. In the colonies the Glorious Revolution resulted in the collapse of the Dominion of New England and in several colonial rebellions against James II's appointed governors. In England the bloodless revolt placed William of Orange, a Protestant, on the throne.
The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of James II of England in 1688 by a union of Parliamentarians and the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange). It is sometimes called the Bloodless Revolution, although there was fighting and loss of life in Ireland and Scotland.England, Scotland, and Ireland at time shared a king but were still separate realms with their own parliaments â€” They would remain so until the Act of Union (1707) between England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Act of Union (1800) between Great Britain and Ireland â€” so it is possible to describe the Revolution as Bloodless if looked at from an point of view.
The Glorious Revolution (Spanish La Gloriosa) took place in Spain in 1868, deposing Queen Isabella II.