The religious origins of the glorious revolution

dc.contributor.authorDrew, Lori Meltonen
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-23T19:08:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-23T19:08:21Zen
dc.date.issued1985en
dc.description.abstractThe role religion played in causing the English Revolution of 1688 has been examined. The Catholicism of the heir apparent to the English throne, James, Duke of York, later James II, had a direct impact on the social, political, and religious life of a predominately Protestant, anti-Catholic England in the latter decades of the seventeenth century. James's religion and the prospect of his accession to the throne led to the development of two unsuccessful attempts in the 1670s and 1680s, the Exclusion Crisis and the Rye House Plot, to keep him from ever taking the throne. Upon becoming king, James II's attempts to reestablish Catholicism as the dominant religion of the country alienated all the important institutions and segments of English society-—Parliament, the Anglican Church, the universities, the judiciary, local government, the aristocracy, and the gentry. James II's actions, which were a consequence of his adherence to the Catholic religion and were directly responsible for his downfall in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, are explored in detail.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
dc.format.extentiv, 149 leaves ;en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/53065en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 13505738en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1985.D738en
dc.subject.lcshCatholics -- Great Britainen
dc.subject.lcshReligionen
dc.subject.lcshPopish Plot, 1678en
dc.subject.lcshGreat Britain -- Historyen
dc.titleThe religious origins of the glorious revolutionen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
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