The Glorious Revolution
1688: Britain's Fight for LibertyBook - 2008
Heeding the call of England's ruling class, the Dutch Prince William ofOrange landed with a massive invasion force and within six weeksexpelled the Catholic King James II in 1688. In what was largelyheralded as a bloodless revolution, William and his English wife Mary,James II's Protestant daughter, were crowned joint monarchs, acceptingthe Declaration of Rights that affirmed Parliament's ancient rights. Itwas a turning point in Britain's march toward universal suffrage andliberties. But as acclaimed historian Edward Vallance reveals, theGlorious Revolution was characterized by warfare and bloody massacre(especially for Catholics and Irishmen), affected the rights of thecommon man in ways traditional histories have ignored, and engaged theBritish populace in the affairs of government as never before. Athriller-paced book--rich in seventeenth-century first-person accounts ofthe bloodshed and political machinations of the period--that turns everydebate about this great historical event on its head.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Pegasus Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books ed
Branch Call Number: 942.067 VALLANCE
Characteristics: 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Glorious Revolution, 1688