Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn about the revolutionary developments that took place in Britain after 1688-89.

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5 Questions

Q1.
Why did some people in England call 1688-89 a 'Glorious Revolution'?
Because it led to a war in Ireland.
Correct answer: Because many English Protestants hated James II (who was Catholic).
Because they hated Oliver Cromwell.
Because they were Jacobites.
Q2.
What started the Williamite-Jacobite Wars in Ireland.
The Battle of Aughrim
The Battle of the Boyne
Correct answer: The Siege of Derry
The Treaty of Limerick
Q3.
What was promised to Irish Catholics who swore an Oath of Loyalty to William in the Treaty of Limerick (1691)?
That James II would be made king of Ireland.
That they could become MPs.
Correct answer: That they could keep their land.
That William III would convert to Catholicism.
Q4.
Who was killed in the Glencoe Massacre in 1692?
38 Scottish Jacobite soldiers
Correct answer: 38 unarmed members of the MacDonald clan.
James II
Oliver Cromwell
Q5.
Why have some historians argued that the word 'Glorious' is the wrong way to describe the events of 1688-92?
Because they think William III was lazy.
Because they wish that Titus Oates had become king in 1688.
Correct answer: Because thousands of people died in Ireland and Scotland.
Because William III was lucky that a 'Protestant Wind' blew him to England.

5 Questions

Q1.
What was restored in 1660?
The Bank of England
The Jacobites
Correct answer: The Monarchy
The Regicide
Q2.
Why was William of Orange invited to invade England in 1688?
Because James II had no male heir.
Because James II was best friends with Oliver Cromwell's son.
Because James II was old and would die soon.
Correct answer: Because James II was seen as a Catholic tyrant.
Q3.
Where did William III and James II fight a war from 1689-91?
England
Correct answer: Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Q4.
Who was killed in the Glencoe Massacre in 1692?
38 Scottish Jacobite soldiers
Correct answer: 38 unarmed members of the MacDonald clan.
James II
Oliver Cromwell
Q5.
Why have some historians questioned 'Glorious Revolution' as a label for the events of 1688-92?
Because they think William III was lazy.
Because they wish that Titus Oates had become king in 1688.
Correct answer: Because thousands of people died in Ireland and Scotland.
Because William III was lucky that a 'Protestant Wind' blew him to England.