the events of 1688–89 by which James II was expelled and the sovereignty conferred on William and Mary.
the events of 1688–89 in England that resulted in the ousting of James II and the establishment of William III and Mary II as joint monarchs Also called Bloodless Revolution
A revolution in Britain in 1688 in which the parliament deposed King James II, a Roman Catholic who had asserted royal rights over the rights of Parliament. Parliament gave the crown to the Protestant King William III, a Dutch prince, and his British wife, Queen Mary II (daughter of James II), as joint rulers.
The Glorious Revolution was the last genuine revolution in Britain. Because there was little armed resistance in England to William and Mary, the revolution is also called the Bloodless Revolution. Battles did take place in Scotland and Ireland, however, between supporters of the new king and queen and the supporters of King James.
Note: When the crown was offered to William and Mary, they agreed to a Bill of Rights that severely limited the king or queen’s power. The British Bill of Rights is often regarded as a forerunner to the United States Bill of Rights.
/glork/ 1. Used as a name for just about anything. See foo. 2. Similar to glitch, but usually used reflexively. “My program just glorked itself.” See also glark. [Jargon File]
[glawr-ee, glohr-ee] /ˈglɔr i, ˈgloʊr i/ noun, plural glories 1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle. 2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride: a sonnet that is one of the […]
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noun 1. (Austral & NZ, informal) a box in which a young woman stores clothes, etc, in preparation for marriage
[gloht] /gloʊt/ verb (used without object) 1. to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction: The opposing team gloated over our bad luck. noun 2. an act or feeling of gloating. /ɡləʊt/ verb 1. (intransitive) often foll by over. to dwell (on) with malevolent smugness or exultation noun […]