How ? King wouldn't be overthrown ? Such things also happened before English Revolution.I probably could argue that without the English Civil War, there would not have been anything in 1688.
What another take away there should be ? That Parliament ruled without a King and then it was followed with usurpation of power by Oliver Cromwell ? Well, such things never happened again in England. Success in first Anglo - Dutch war or creation of New Model Army ? Cromwell's actions in Ireland ? How Oliver Cromwell divided England into military districts ruled by Army Major Generals who answered only to him in 1655 ?Is that your only take away from the English Civil war?
Well the fact that when Charles II came back during the restoration it was at the pleasure of the Parliament. A right that remains to this dayWhat another take away there should be ? .
It happened thanks to General George Monck. He defeated John Lambert, who tried to usurp power in 1659. Lambert prevented a seating of Parliament, caused the doors of the House of Commons to be shut and the members kept out. He was also appointed major-general of all the forces in England and Scotland. Monck was in command of the English forces in Scotland and marched southward. Lambert's whole army eventually deserted and General Monck entered London in February 1660. Monck allowed Presbyterian members, "secluded" in Pride's Purge of 1648, to re-enter Parliament in 1660.The reconstituted Long Parliament dissolved itself after preparing legislation for a new Convention Parliament to be summoned. The new elected Convention Parliament was predominantly Royalist. Monck himself was elected MP.Well the fact that when Charles II came back during the restoration it was at the pleasure of the Parliament. A right that remains to this day.
The other important element was the reversal of the concept that rulers derive their authority direct from God . After Charles I This was changed to the more modern concept that a ruler rules as a contract between themselves and their people.
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