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James II By John Callow

James II by John Callow

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A generation after Charles I's execution in 1649, his son James II also lost his throne in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. This illustrated narrative history charts the major issues and crises of James' turbulent life and reign using unique and little known material, from state papers to personal correspondence.

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James II: The Triumph and the Tragedy by John Callow

This illustrated narrative history charts the major issues and crises of James' turbulent life and reign using little known material, from state papers to personal correspondence, in The National Archives. Triumph and tragedy abound; from his capture and daring escape during the civil wars to his unshakeable commitment to Catholicism which led to his spectacular fall from power after only three years. The wider implications of his personal tragedy range from the Jacobite rebellions of the next sixty years to the growth of parliamentary power and the development of government in the American colonies.

About John Callow

John Callow is a lecturer at Goldsmith's College, University of London. He is the author of The Making of King James II (Sutton 2000), The King in Exile. James II: Warrior King and Saint (Sutton 2003), and (with Geoffrey Scarre)Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe (Palgrave 2001). He has also researched,written or presented several historical programmes for television and radio.

Table of Contents

The documents include: James being cross-questioned by Parliament James denouncing the 'Popish Plot' which aimed to put him on the throne James' note to William of Orange in the hours after Charles II's death An account of James'defeat by William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne

Additional information

GOR003039779
9781903365571
1903365570
James II: The Triumph and the Tragedy by John Callow
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2005-06-30
128
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