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Seminar 2

Seminar 2: The Glorious Revolution



Seminar Questions

  • Assess the role of the church in the revolution of 1688
  • ‘The Glorious Revolution was a political rather than a social revolution’. Discuss.
  • What was the significance of 1688?
  • How did the revolutions of 1688-9 help to shape politics outside England
  • How revolutionary was the bill of rights?


See O’Gorman, The Long Eighteenth century and Holmes, Making of a Great Power

R Beddard ed., The Revolutions of 1688 (Intro and ‘The unexpected Whig Revolution of 1688’)

E Cruickshanks ed., By Force or Default? The Revolutions of 1688-9

O. P. Grell, J Israel and N Tyacke (eds), From Persecution to Toleration. The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

T Harris, Politics under the Later Stuarts

J Israel, The Anglo-Dutch Moment

G H Jones, Convergent Forces, Immediate causes of the Revolution of 1688 in England

J R Jones, The Revolution of 1688 in England

J R Jones ed., Liberty Secured? Britain before and after 1688

H Kearney, The British Isles: A State of Four Nations

J Miller, The Seeds of Liberty: 1688 and the shaping of modern Britain

J C Robertson, ‘Union, state and empire: the Britain of 1707 in its European setting’ in L Stone (ed.), An Imperial State of War: Britain from 1689 to 1815

J A Pocock ed., Three British Revolutions, 1641, 1688, 1776

L Schwoerer ed., The Revolution of 1688-9. Changing Perspectives

W A Speck, Reluctant Revolutionaries

L Stone (ed.), An Imperial State of War: Britain from 1689 to 1815

J R Western, Monarchy and Revolution: The English State in the 1680s

J E Wills, 1688: A Global History