England's Glorious Revolution is a fresh and engaging examination of the Revolution of 1688-1689, when the English people rose up and deposed King James II, placing William III and Mary II on the throne. Steven Pincus's introduction explains the context of the revolution, why these events were so stunning to contemporaries, and how the profound changes in political, economic, and foreign policies that ensued make it the first modern revolution. This volume offers 40 documents from a wide array of sources and perspectives. The collection provides an invaluable insight into all the key events of the period, the social and economic background, developments in political and foreign policy and the perspective of the Church. This text also examines the Eighteenth Century debates and John Locke's writings delving into contemporary historiographical and philosophical reactions to the Glorious Revolution.
STEVEN C.A. PINCUS is Professor of History, Yale University, USA.