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James II (Penguin Monarchs)

The Last Catholic King



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Part of the Penguin Monarchs series- short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback. 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.

Product code: 9780141989853

ISBN 9780141989853
No. Of Pages 144
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Series Penguin Monarchs
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H181xW111xS8