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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 Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D10669

Queen Mary II

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Jan van der Vaart
line engraving, 1697
NPG D10669

Queen Mary II, by William Faithorne Jr, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D31067

Queen Mary II

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Robert Sayer, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1698
NPG D31067

Queen Mary II, by William Faithorne Jr, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D7766

Queen Mary II

by William Faithorne Jr, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1698
NPG D7766

Queen Mary II, by William Faithorne Jr, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D7768

Queen Mary II

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Edward Cooper, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1698
NPG D7768

William III and Mary II, by Unknown artist - NPG D13186

William III and Mary II

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D13186

Queen Mary II, by and published by Gerard Valck - NPG D20396

Queen Mary II

by and published by Gerard Valck
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725
NPG D20396

Queen Mary II, by and published by Pieter Schenck - NPG D20466

Queen Mary II

by and published by Pieter Schenck
mezzotint, circa 1700-1718
NPG D20466

Queen Mary II, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7759

Queen Mary II

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1702
NPG D7759

Queen Mary II, by Antoine Trouvain, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31071

Queen Mary II

by Antoine Trouvain, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D31071

House of Stuart, by Unknown engraver, sold by  Charles Price, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D19756

House of Stuart

by Unknown engraver, sold by Charles Price, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, after 1713
NPG D19756

Queen Mary II, sold by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31066

Queen Mary II

sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715-1724
NPG D31066

Queen Mary II, sold by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D10665

Queen Mary II

sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715-1724
NPG D10665

Queen Mary II, sold by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11923

Queen Mary II

sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715-1724
NPG D11923

Queen Mary II, sold by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7758

Queen Mary II

sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715-1724
NPG D7758

The Sovereigns of England, part 2, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D34142

The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142

Queen Mary II, by John Faber Jr, published by  John Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D32785

Queen Mary II

by John Faber Jr, published by John Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1727
NPG D32785

Queen Mary II, by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by  Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by  John King, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D32786

Queen Mary II

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1727
NPG D32786

Queen Mary II, sold by Thomas Bakewell, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7763

Queen Mary II

sold by Thomas Bakewell, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1729-1749 (circa 1690)
NPG D7763

King William III; Queen Mary II, by Jakob van der Schley, after  Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon) - NPG D10672

King William III; Queen Mary II

by Jakob van der Schley, after Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D10672

Queen Mary II, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31075

Queen Mary II

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1744
NPG D31075

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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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