The Major Causes Of The Glorious Revolution

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Major Causes of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 The Glorious Revolution of 1688 was the successful invasion of England by the Dutch Republic lead by William of Orange. William of Orange’s invasion of England was in large part due to the political division occurring in England from the periods before. The English nobles were uneasy with the current monarchy, King James II, during the time before the Glorious Revolution. This uneasiness began during the Restoration period of England between 1660 and 1688. King Charles II ruled from 1660 to 1685, when he dies and his brother James II succeeds him and rules until 1688. From 1660 to 1667, King Charles II rules with his leading minister Edward Hyde and the Cavalier Parliament under an Anglican-Royalist consensus. This period of time restored the natural political and social order for England. The Clarendon Code is passed during this time and secures the Church of England’s supremacy over the country’s religious life, by making it difficult for people from other religions to hold their own churches. The Clarendon Code consisted of the Corporation Act of 1661, the Act of Uniformity of 1662, the Conventicle Act of 1664, and the Five Mile Act of 1665.
Then from 1665 to 1667, the second Anglo-Dutch War is fought and the Dutch were victorious. This War was caused by King Charles II’s hate of the Dutch politics and its housing of former English radicals and exiles and for an increase of England’s naval development and revenue.
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