Britain After the Glorious Revolution: 1689-1714 by Geoffrey S. Holmes

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The descendants of the political revolutionaries of the mid-seventeenth century were in fact to become the industrial revolutionaries of the late eighteenth. The effects of the 1688 Revolution on the Church of England were even more complex than its influence on Dissent, and they have been 26 BRITAIN AFTER THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION more seriously underestimated. It will be apparent when its full implications are explored in a later essay 58 that the Revolution deserves to be recognised as one of the most conspicuous landmarks in the Church's development between the Henrician Reformation of the 1530S and the Ecumenical movement of the 1960s.

Cit. pp. 180-2; Riley, op. cit. pp. 256-94. 44. Op. cit. p. 19. 45. See pp. 59-95 below. 46. See pp. 197-215 below, 'The Road to Peace, 1710-13'. 47. See pp. 123-4 below. 48. Ehrman, The Navy, p. XX; Scouller, op. cit. p. 348; Wilson, England's Apprenticeship, p. 217; C. T. Atkinson, Marlborough and the Rise of the British Army (1921), pp. 27-8. There were, of course, many foreign mercenary regiments in the Queen's pay. 49. J. S. Bromley, 'The French Privateering W'ar', in Historical Essays 16001750, ed.

Horn, The British Diplomatic Service 1689-1789 (Oxford, 1961); P. W. J. Riley, The English kfinisters alld Scotland 1707-27 (1964). 15. J. M. Beattie, The English COllrt in the Reign of George I (Cambridge, 1967), pp. 17-18. 16. For the Navy Office see Ehrman, op. cit. pp. 185-6, 554, 614. 17. Hughes, in Durham Univ. , xliv (1951), 54. 18. This was before the revival of the third or Scottish Secretaryship, established after the Union in 1709, but allowed to lapse 1711-13. 19. Baxter, op. cit. p.

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