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p. 11. Revolution and its Repercussionslocked

  • Paul Langford


‘Revolution and its Repercussions’ deals with the aftermath and impact of the Glorious Revolution. The need to legitimize the deposition of James II led parliament to declare a de facto abdication due to his ‘desertion’. The Bill of Rights transformed a hereditary monarchy into one where the monarchy ruled with Parliament's permission. The immense cost of a successful war with France led to the creation of the national debt, giving parliament increased financial power over the monarchy. The monopoly of the Anglican Church was also challenged by the Act of Toleration, arousing fears of ‘The Church in Danger’ in the Tory Party and leading to parliamentary strife.

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