Old England, in one final paroxysm of political disgust, cast out the last Stuart
That Revolution marks, as we have seen, the close of a long and tragic struggle which began in the autocratic theories of James the First and in the absolutism of Charles.
Almost every phase of that momentous conflict had its reverberation across the Atlantic
, as the history of the granting and withdrawal of colonial charters witnesses abundantly.
The American pioneers were quite aware of what was going on in England
, and they praised God or grumbled, thriftily profited by the results or quietly nullified them, as the case might be. But all the time, while England
was rocked to its foundations, the colonists struck steadily forward into their own independent life.