The Glorious Revolution occurred in England between 1688 and 1689. It was engineered and organized by a number of parties whose nexus was their disdain for Catholicism. In fact, it can be correctly argued that the Glorious Revolution was a direct reaction by England in rejecting catholic political leadership.
The Glorious Revolution had a number of effects that impacted on England and the English colonies. For starters, the revolution laid the foundation for parliamentary rule. The overthrow of the legitimate heir apparent to the throne was the brain child of parliament. It was the collective efforts by parliament that would boost the attacks by William’s troops. The battle between the King and Parliament as institutions of power was declared and fought during this revolution. Some of the amendments that were consequent of the rebellion that favored parliament were the regular convening of parliament and the need to seek parliamentary approval for new taxes. It should be noted that the revolution laid the framework for parliamentary rule, which has been the practice since then and up to today, in Great Britain. Other than that, the revolution also had religious impacts in terms of the leadership of England. The main fear was the likely accent to the throne of a catholic heir apparent. At that time, England and the larger Europe had a culture or religious intolerance. The revolution successfully prevented the assent to the throne of Louis XIV and instead helped William III into the throne. It was unanimously resolved that the King and his family would proclaim the Anglican religion.
Finally, the revolution exposed the vulnerability of England in the American colonies. This effectively encouraged the colonized lands to stage rebellions and overthrows as they sought to gain independence. The revolution, therefore, shaped the ideology of the American colonies towards emancipation.
Middlekauff, R. (2007). The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. New York: Oxford University Press.