Bloodless Revolution

Bloodless Revolution
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.

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  • Bloodless Revolution — Glorieuse Révolution Pour les articles homonymes, voir Révolution anglaise et Glorieuse. La Glorieuse Révolution d’Angleterre (en anglais Glorious Revolution ou encore Bloodless Revolution (en anglais Révolution sans effusion de sang), aussi… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bloodless Revolution — noun the revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688 1689) • Syn: ↑English Revolution, ↑Glorious Revolution • Instance Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bloodless Revolution. — See English Revolution. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bloodless Revolution — /ˈblʌdləs/ (say bludluhs) noun the → Glorious Revolution …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Bloodless Revolution. — See English Revolution …   Useful english dictionary

  • bloodless revolution — nonviolent uprising, nonviolent coup …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (the) Bloodless Revolution — the Bloodless Revolution [the Bloodless Revolution] 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 ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • bloodless — blood|less [ blʌdləs ] adjective 1. ) lacking emotion, energy, or effectiveness: cold bloodless logic 2. ) usually before noun not involving violence or killing, in a situation where there often is violence: a bloodless revolution 3. ) a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bloodless — UK [ˈblʌdləs] / US adjective 1) [usually before noun] not involving violence or killing, in a situation where there often is violence a bloodless revolution 2) a bloodless face or skin is very pale 3) lacking emotion, energy, or effectiveness… …   English dictionary

  • bloodless — adjective 1) a bloodless revolution Syn: nonviolent, peaceful, peaceable, pacifist Ant: bloody, violent 2) his face was bloodless Syn: anemic, pale, wan …   Thesaurus of popular words

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