"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
The Glorious Revolution
The "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 is often viewed as having protected the traditional liberties of Englishmen. The chief two liberties being protected seemed to be those of persecuting Roman Catholics, and persecuting dissenting Protestants.