The 300th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution has attracted little attention, even though it is landmark in history. The Glorious Revolution checked the power of the monarchy, paved the way for the rise of cabinet government and parliamentary democracy, and resulted in enacted of the English Bill of Rights -- some of whose provisions (such as those forbidding cruel and unusual punishments, excessive fines, or excessive bail) later found their way into the American Bill of Rights in our Federal Constitution.

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