James II

James II The Last Catholic King - Penguin Monarchs. The House of Stuart

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141989853
Publisher: Penguin UK
Imprint: Penguin Monarchs
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.067092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 114 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 89g
Height: 113mm
Width: 179mm
Spine width: 8mm