Conditions that led to the formation of the
British nation state.
(1) The Protestant movement which led to
the formation of the Church of England
became distinct from the Catholic Church.
(2) The death of Queen Elizabeth I united the
English and Scottish crowns into a single
(3) The Glorious revolution in which the
Parliament overthrew King James II and
handed the crown to William of Orange.
Henceforth, Britain was a constitutional
monarchy with real power exercised by