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Queen Mary II

(1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 97 portraits
The eldest daughter of James, Duke of York, later James II, and Anne Hyde. Mary married the Dutch prince William of Orange at St James's Palace in 1677, and returned with him to The Netherlands. In the dilemma of the 1688 Revolution she supported her husband and Protestantism rather than her Catholic father, and was invited to return to England in 1689 to share the monarchy with William. She proved a wise and effective ruler, especially during William's absences at war, and her many charitable schemes included the College of William and Mary

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Queen Mary II, by William Faithorne Jr, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D10663

Queen Mary II

by William Faithorne Jr, sold by Edward Cooper, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D10663

Queen Mary II, by Johann Georg Seiller, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D10667

Queen Mary II

by Johann Georg Seiller, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D10667

King William III; Queen Mary II, by Robert White, printed for  Joseph Watts - NPG D10674

King William III; Queen Mary II

by Robert White, printed for Joseph Watts
line engraving, 1689 or after
NPG D10674

Queen Mary II, after Unknown artist - NPG D42299

Queen Mary II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1689-1694
NPG D42299

Queen Mary II, published by Pieter Mortier, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D42300

Queen Mary II

published by Pieter Mortier, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1689-1694
NPG D42300

Queen Mary II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D42308

Queen Mary II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
woodcut, circa 1689-1694
NPG D42308

King William III; Queen Mary II, by Unknown artist - NPG D48625

King William III; Queen Mary II

by Unknown artist
tin-glazed earthenware, painted, circa 1689-1695
NPG D48625

Queen Mary II, sold by William Beckett - NPG D7765

Queen Mary II

sold by William Beckett
mezzotint, after 1689
NPG D7765

The Royal Family, by Bernard Lens (II) - NPG D7754

The Royal Family

by Bernard Lens (II)
mezzotint, 1689-1702
NPG D7754

Queen Elizabeth I; Queen Mary II, by John Sturt, after  Unknown artists - NPG D21066

Queen Elizabeth I; Queen Mary II

by John Sturt, after Unknown artists
line engraving, circa 1689-1694
NPG D21066

Queen Mary II; King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D32771

Queen Mary II; King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1690
NPG D32771

Queen Mary II, by John Simon, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D7767

Queen Mary II

by John Simon, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, circa 1690
NPG D7767

Queen Mary II, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D11531

Queen Mary II

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1690
NPG D11531

Queen Mary II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7764

Queen Mary II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, after 1694 (circa 1690)
NPG D7764

Queen Mary II, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D32779

Queen Mary II

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1695 (1690)
NPG D32779

Queen Mary II, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31069

Queen Mary II

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1695 (1690)
NPG D31069

Queen Mary II, by Simon Gribelin, after  J. Fowler - NPG D42309

Queen Mary II

by Simon Gribelin, after J. Fowler
line engraving, circa 1695
NPG D42309

Queen Mary II, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11526

Queen Mary II

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1695 (1690)
NPG D11526

Queen Mary II, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D31070

Queen Mary II

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Jan van der Vaart
line engraving, 1697
NPG D31070

Queen Mary II, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D10668

Queen Mary II

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Jan van der Vaart
line engraving, 1697
NPG D10668

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John T. Spike, PhD

04 February 2018, 18:15

The College of William and Mary has never been known as the 'William and Mary Missionary College', to the best of our knowledge. Rev. James Blair, the first President, was also an Anglican missionary, which may be the cause of the confusion in whichever source your website consulted.
The name of the College is carefully spelled out in the Royal Charter of 1693, as follows:

From: The History of the College of William and Mary,
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2010, p. 36.

That their Majesties had most graciously pleased upon the humble supplication
of the Generall Assembly, by their charter, being dated the eighth day of February , in the fourth year of their reign, to grant their royall lycence certaine trustees, to make, found, erect and establish a college named the College of William and Mary, in Virginia, at a certaine place within this government known by the name of Townsend's Land, and heretofore appointed by the General Assembly. And for…

Further: Página 38

Queen Mary, to whom Mr. Blair first unfolded the object of his visit, was well
pleased with the noble design, and zealously espoused it. William concurred with
her, and they gave "out of the quit- rents" two thousand pounds towards the
building. Mr. Blair was directed to convey to Seymour, the Attorney General, the
royal commands to issue the charter. " Seymour remonstrated against this
liberality, upon the ground that the nation was engaged in an expensive war; that

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