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        Reception of James II in Dublin, published in 'Cassell's Illustrated History of England, vol IV', 1874

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1874. King James II of England and Ireland (1633-1701) and King James VII of Scotland was the second son of King Charles I; He came to the throne in 1685 upon the death of his brother, Charles I; As a result of his Catholic faith he was deposed by his son-in-law, William III of Orange and in 1689 he travelled to Ireland in the hope of raising Catholic armies to restore him to the throne; Ireland had declared that James remained King and passed a bill of attainder against those who had rebelled against him; The army that James raised was defeated by William's troops at the Battle of Boyne on July 1 1690; Provenance: Private Collection.


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