Definition of the Bloodless Revolution from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Bloodless Revolution

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the events in Britain in 1688 when the Roman Catholic James II was removed as king and replaced by his daughter Mary and her husband William III (William of Orange). So many of James's Protestant officers joined William's side that there was no fighting, and James escaped to France with his family. These events are also called the Glorious Revolution because constitutional monarchy was introduced at the same time.