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James II: the last Catholic king

James II: the last Catholic king

Womersley, David, author

The short, action-packed reign of James II (1685-88) is generally seen as one of the most catastrophic in British history. James managed, despite having access to tremendous reserves of good will and deference, to so alienate his supporters that he had to flee for his life. And yet, most of that life was spent not as king but first as heir to Charles II, as Duke of York (after whom New York is named) and then in the last part of his life as the first Jacobite 'pretender', starting a problem that would haunt Britain's rulers for generations

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Allen Lane, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: David Womersley
ISBN: 014197706X, 9780141977065
Physical Description: 128 pages ; 18 cm.
Series: Penguin monarchs
Subject: James II, King of England, 1633-1701.; Great Britain History James II, 1685-1688.; Biography.; Great Britain Kings and rulers Biography.
Series Title: Penguin monarchs.