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From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Ole Peter Grell, Jonathan I. Israel, and Nicholas Tyacke


This book examines the importance of the Glorious Revolution and the passing of the Toleration Act to the development of religious and intellectual freedom in England. Most historians have considered these events to be of little significance in this connection. This book however focuses on the importance of the Toleration Act for contemporaries, and also explores its wider historical context and impact. Taking its point of departure from the intolerance of the sixteenth century, the book goes on to emphasize what is here seen to be the very substantial contribution of the Toleration Act for th ... More

Keywords: Glorious Revolution, Toleration Act, intellectual freedom, anti-Trinitarians, Protestant Nonconformists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ole Peter Grell, editor
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Cambridge

Jonathan I. Israel, editor
University College London

Nicholas Tyacke, editor
University College London

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