James II

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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.

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‘James was a king tragically trapped by principle. Yet was it wise to attempt to change the national religion?’

The short reign of James II is generally seen as one of the most catastrophic in British history, ending in his exile after he unsuccessfully tried to convert England to Catholicism, a crisis that would haunt the monarchy for generations. Ultimately, David Womersley’s biography shows, James was a man whose blindness to subtlety and political reality brought about his ruinous downfall.

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Weight 0.089 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

114 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.067092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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