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October - Banner relating to the centenary of the 1688 Revolution (1788)

October - Banner relating to the centenary of the 1688 Revolution (1788)

Banner relating to the centenary of the 1688 Revolution (1788)

The 1688 revolution is closely linked to the history of chesterfield as it was the meeting place for the noblemen who came together to plan the overthrowing of King James II by inviting William of Orange and his wife Mary (James’s daughter) to take his place. More specifically, they met at the Cock & Pynot alehouse which is now known as Revolution House.

The Earl of Devonshire was amongst the seven Englishmen involved in the plot, as well as prominent politicians from both parties and a bishop, who felt that having a devout catholic king was harming the nation and that the protestants William and Mary would be far more suitable.

This revolution permanently established parliament as the ruling power of England and shifted the monarchy from absolute to constitutional meaning the royals could no longer make unilateral decisions when it came to the running of the country.

This banner was created by the people of Whittington in 1788 as a part of the celebrations marking the centenary of the revolution. The festivities also included a procession, music, fireworks and dancing.


Last updated on 01 October 2023