Lec 4 - Lec. 4 European Nation-State: Social Contract...

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Lec. 4 – European Nation-State: Social Contract Theory and Civil Society William of Orange/Mary Stuart: The Glorious Revolution , also called the Revolution of 1688 , was the overthrow of King James II of England (VII of Scotland and II of Ireland) in 1688 by a union of Parliamentarians with an invading army led by the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange) who, as a result, ascended the English throne as William III of England . The crisis besetting King James II came to a head in 1688, when the King fathered a son, James Francis Edward Stuart on 10 June ( OS -20 June NS ) [1] ; until then, the throne would have passed to his daughter, Mary , a Protestant and the wife of William of Orange. The prospect of a Catholic dynasty in the kingdoms was now likely. Already troubled by the King's Catholicism and his close ties with France, key leaders of the Tories united with members of the opposition Whigs and set out to resolve the crisis by inviting William of Orange to England. [2] Study Questions 1. How does Locke describe: Another highly influential document, Locke called the state of nature, men live together according to reason, without a common superior
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