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1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV ENGLAND AND FRANCE IN THE EIGHTEENTH
CENTURY References: Gardiner, Student's History of England.Parts
VIII., LX., pp. 649-819; Green, Short History of the English
People, Chapter IX. (beginning Section 7), Chapter X. (Sections
1-3); Terry, History of England, pp. 805-941; Traill, William III.;
Perkins, France under Louis XV.; Parkman, Half Century of Conflict;
Parkman, Montcalm and Wolfe; Malleson, Dupleix (Rulers of India);
also Clive (Rulers of India); Mahan, Influence of Sea Power upon
History; Lecky, England in the Eighteenth Century, 8 vols, (a
detailed review). Source Readings: Robinson, Readings, Vol. II.,
Chapter XXXIII. (The English in India and America); Adams and
Stephens, Documents, No. 237 (First Mutiny Act), Nos. 240-58
(including Act of Settlement, Act of Union with Scotland, Act of
Union with Ireland); Colby, Selections from the Sources, Part VII.
The "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 put an end to the Thesignifilong
civil wars of England. By supplanting James with Glorious William
and Mary, it secured the Protestant religion; by the Revolution
Bill of Rights, it brought the king in all respects under the law
and added the coping stone to the constitutional monarchy; and by
the Toleration Act, it gave the right of worship to Dissenters, and
paved the way for religious peace. Protestantism,
constitutionalism, and religious peace, these three, are the main
pillars of modern England, which may thus be said to have come into
being with the advent of William. William throws England into the
scale against France. William and Tames in Ireland. For the first
few years of his reign William had to secure his throne by
fighting. James II. had sought refuge with Louis XIV., and the
decision of the French king to espouse the cause of James natur...
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