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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 Jacobus Houbraken, after  Caspar Netscher - NPG D31074

Queen Mary II

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Caspar Netscher
line engraving, 1750
NPG D31074

Queen Mary II, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Caspar Netscher - NPG D9291

Queen Mary II

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Caspar Netscher
line engraving, 1750
NPG D9291

Queen Mary II, by Simon François Ravenet, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31076

Queen Mary II

by Simon François Ravenet, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1757
NPG D31076

Queen Mary II, possibly by Simon François Ravenet, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D42301

Queen Mary II

possibly by Simon François Ravenet, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching, published 1757?
NPG D42301

Queen Mary II, by John Goldar, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31077

Queen Mary II

by John Goldar, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1785
NPG D31077

The Revolution, 1688 (King William III; Queen Mary II), by James Parker, published by  John Harris, after  James Northcote - NPG D32811

The Revolution, 1688 (King William III; Queen Mary II)

by James Parker, published by John Harris, after James Northcote
line engraving, published 1790
NPG D32811

Lady Mary presented to the Prince of Orange (King Charles II; King William III; Queen Mary II), by James Parker, published by  Robert Bowyer, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D32295

Lady Mary presented to the Prince of Orange (King Charles II; King William III; Queen Mary II)

by James Parker, published by Robert Bowyer, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1799
NPG D32295

'Statues in the New Palace at Westminster', published by Illustrated London News - NPG D47365

'Statues in the New Palace at Westminster'

published by Illustrated London News
wood engraving, published 10 February 1855
NPG D47365

Queen Mary II, published by John Player & Sons, after a portrait attributed to  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D48145

Queen Mary II

published by John Player & Sons, after a portrait attributed to Jan van der Vaart
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D48145

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Queen Mary II

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Gerard de Lairesse
mezzotint, circa 1670-1690
NPG D19451

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Queen Mary II

by Pieter Schenck, published by Nicolaes Visscher II
mezzotint, published circa 1675-1700
NPG D20278

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Queen Mary II

printed and sold by John Overton
line engraving, circa 1675-1700
NPG D20348

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Queen Mary II

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1695 (1690)
NPG D20127

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Queen Mary II

sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715-1724
NPG D20344

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Queen Mary II

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by Jacobus Haffman and P. Meyer, after Hendrik Pothoven
line engraving, 1751
NPG D19099

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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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