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To an extraordinary extent everyone in Britain still lives under the shadow of
the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688. It was a massive, brutal and terrifying
event, which completely changed the governments of England, Scotland and
Ireland and which was only achieved through overwhelming violence. Initiated by
a large Dutch army marching through southern England and climaxing in a series
of the most terrible battles ever fought on Irish soil, the revolution by which
William III seized James II' kingdoms could only for a very narrow and
exclusively English viewpoint be called 'glorious'. Many thousands died during
the Revolution, an event that marked a new and final orientation for Britain
that, except for a large part of Ireland, has endured to the present day.
"Revolution" brilliantly captures the sense that this was a great turning point
in Britain's history, but also shows how severe a price was paid to achieve