James II

  1. the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
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  • just like in the good auld days of Henry VIII, Bloody Mary and James II.
  • Just as James II had "abdicated" in the Glorious Revolution of 1689, now George un-kinged himself. Thomas Jefferson, Federalist. Peter S. Onuf
  • James II flung the great seal into the Thames when he fled in 1688, hoping to bring government to a standstill, but it was retrieved by a fisherman.
  • It's also named for the deposed Catholic king of Great Britain, James II and VII, who inspired what became known as the Jacobite movement. Thestar.com - Home Page
  • James Edward (the Old Pretender, son of James II, d. 1701) landed in Scotland, but the French fleet assisting him was beaten and he returned to France. 1706
  • In 1685 after King James II's coronation, a choirman, Charles Taylour, removed a gold cross and chain having seen it glint through a hole in the coffin.
  • The short-lived and disastrous attempt by James II to restore catholicism to England put paid to any restoration of relations with the papacy for all but the small recusant catholic community.
  • Which brings us to London in the 1690s, just after the Glorious Revolution that drove James II from his throne in a coup led by Prince William of Orange.
  • Eventually he was reappointed to his post which he held until the Glorious Revolution after which he lost his office once again, this time because of his loyalty to James II.
  • James II had been overthrown because of serial misjudgment monumental even by Stuart standards, but also because, in 1688, his queen produced a healthy heir, James Edward, who would be brought up a Catholic and would therefore, most Britons feared, restore Catholicism as the religion of the royal house. Servants To Masters
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