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Scotland in Revolution, 1685-1690$
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Alasdair Raffe

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474427579

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427579.001.0001

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The Revolution Settlement of 1689–1690

The Revolution Settlement of 1689–1690

(p.131) 6 The Revolution Settlement of 1689–1690
Scotland in Revolution, 1685-1690

Alasdair Raffe

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter analyses the attempts of the Scottish convention of estates to solve the problems generated by James VII’s experimental rule and his revolutionary overthrow. It begins by assessing the reasons why the meeting of the convention in March 1689 led swiftly to a decisive victory for William of Orange’s monarchical ambitions. The chapter then examines the ‘revolution settlement’ proposed by the convention’s Claim of Right and Articles of Grievances. The appearance of an assertive political opposition ensured that it was not until the summer of 1690 that all aspects of the settlement were agreed. In the meantime, the overthrow of James had provoked a short civil war, which nevertheless had little impact on the revolution’s outcome.

Keywords:   William of Orange, parliament, revolution settlement, civil war

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