Articles of Grievances

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Articles of Grievances, 1689. The Glorious Revolution gave both the English and Scottish Conventions the opportunity to reassert parliamentary powers. The English Declaration of Rights in February 1689 was followed by a Scottish Claim of Right and Articles of Grievances in April 1689. The Articles protested against the Committee of Articles which, by arranging the business of Parliament, had usurped much of its power. William's commissioner Hamilton was reluctant to give way, fearing to lose control, but his successor Melville conceded the point in 1690 and the committee was abolished.

J. A. Cannon

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