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  1. 1. The Glorious Revolution The Glorious Revolution English history The Glorious Revolution
  2. 2. Key Points
  3. 3. Bill of Rights: In February 1689, Parliament, with Tories and Whigs participating created the Declaration of Rights. In December this was amended and became the Bill of Rights, a bill that embodied terms of Parliament's offer to William and Mary to rule as joint sovereigns. It was a list of grievances against James II, laws agreed to by William and Mary. Act of settlement:Was designed to secure the Protestant succession to the throne, and to strengthen the guarantees for ensuring parliamentary system of government. Opposition grew.
  4. 4. Other effects: Religion. Finance. Publications.
  5. 5. The overthrow of James II of England by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch, William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange).
  6. 6. James II (1633-1701) King of England. He was the last Roman Catholic Monarch to reign over the kingdoms of England, Scotland, Ireland. Mary II (1662-1694) The daughter of James II, Mary and her husband William of Orange became co-rulers of England after the 'Glorious Revolution James II (1633-1701) William III (1650-1702) William became a hero to his people in 1673 when he drove the invading Catholic forces of Louis XIV of France out of most of the Dutch Republic. Brought up to believe he was an instrument of God, William could be impatient with others. This trait is evidenced by his behaviour in the chambers of the Dutch government. In 1677, William married his cousin Mary. It was his 27th birthday.
  7. 7. The Parliament (1300-1600)
  8. 8. Parliament is made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords. It is responsible for making laws, deciding taxes and scrutinising the Government.
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