Of the following, who were the winners and losers in the Glorious Revolution of 1689?
Choices given are the British Monarchy, British Parliament, Church of England, Protestant Dissenters, Catholics, American colonists.
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The most obvious winners among these groups you mention were the Church of England and the Parliament. The Catholic Church and the Monarchy were the losers.
The Church of England won and the Catholics lost because the Glorious Revolution ended in the deposition of King James. This put an end to his attempts to bring the Catholic Church back to prominence in England.
The Parliament won because the monarchy's rights were limited in the Declaration of Rights. When William and Mary were offerred the throne, the Declaration of Rights also cemented in place (along with other laws passed between 1869 and 1701) the idea that Parliament had broad powers that could not be infringed upon by the monarchy.
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