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King James II (1633-1701), Reigned 1685-8

Sitter associated with 128 portraits
James II was Charles II's younger brother and became King in 1685. A convert to Roman Catholicism ruling a largely Protestant population, he advocated greater tolerance towards Catholics in his Declaration of Indulgence of 1687. When the Archbishop of Canterbury and six bishops requested he reconsider, they were arrested. In 1688 a group of Protestant nobles asked William, Prince of Orange to come to England with an army. James fled to France, where he lived in exile for the rest of his life, while William of Orange and his wife Mary, James's daughter, reigned in Great Britain.

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D10651

King James II

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
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D10649

King James II

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
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D10650

King James II

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D10650

D10652

King James II

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D10652

D11522

King James II

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D11522

D11916

King James II

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D11916

D12000

King James II

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D12000

D30782

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1688)
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D16728

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
NPG D16728

D16729

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
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D16727

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
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D18581

King James II

by Cornelius Nicolas Schurtz, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1689
NPG D18581

D18585

King James II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1689 or after
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D18586

King James II

by Nicolas Arnoult, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1689 or after
NPG D18586

D30800

King James II

by Jean Audran, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D30800

D11515

King James II when Duke of York and Lord High Admiral

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1697
NPG D11515

D31089

King James II

by Robert White, after Unknown artist, published by Samuel Lowndes
line engraving, circa 1700
NPG D31089

D10646

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10646

D10645

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10645

D7867

King James II

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, after 1701
NPG D7867