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Author Callow, John, Ph. D.

Title James II [electronic resource] : King in Exile / John Callow.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2017]


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Summary For 11 years, from his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 until his death in 1701, James II lived in one of the most spectacular baroque palaces in Europe, holding court as a king in exile. This period is almost completely ignored by those writing about James and yet it was the period which set in train the rise in Jacobitism and allowed James to attempt to fashion the opportunity for his comeback as rightful king. This book reassesses James's strategy for dealing with his downfall and presents a portrait of a man who planned for himself great political rewards. That these plans did not materialize was the result of the changing perception of monarchy in Britain but James left a lasting legacy in the form of Jacobitism on the one hand and a deep suspicion of Catholic monarchs on the other.
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Subject James II, King of England, 1633-1701.
James II, King of England, 1633-1701 -- Exile -- France.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Other Form: Print version: Callow, John, PhD. King in exile. Thrup. Stroud : Sutton Pub., 2004. 0750930829 (DLC)2008425466
ISBN 9780752479880 (e-pub)
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