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James II and the First Modern Revolution: The End of Absolute Monarchy

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James II and the First Modern Revolution: The End of Absolute Monarchy - Kiste, John Van der
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In February 1685, James II succeeded his brother Charles II on the English throne. His popularity had soared and fallen during his brother's reign. During a period of less than forty years that had seen the execution of their father, Charles I, the proclamation of a republic, and restoration of the monarchy a few years later, nothing could be taken for granted, but the omens for a reign of stability seemed good. However, James was a deeply flawed character who lacked his brother's pragmatism. Obstinate, arrogant, ...

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James II and the First Modern Revolution: The End of Absolute Monarchy 2021, Pen & Sword History, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9781399001403

Hardcover