Title: Historia de Jacobo II. Rey de la Gran ...
Publisher: por Antonio Marin, Madrid
Publication Date: 1746
Book Condition: Very Good
8vo (150 x 95mm). , 269pp. Signatures: p8; A-R8. Engraved head- and tail-pieces, initials. Text in Spanish, translated from the French. 18th-century Spanish vellum, ms. title to spine "Jacobo 2o"; (lacking ties but internally clean and bright). Spanish imprint of the biography of James II of England, published during the last of the Jacobite uprisings. Forced out of power in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, and defeated in the subsequent battle of the Boyne by William of Orange, the short reign of James II has an importance that reaches far beyond his three years in power. He died in 1701 in exile at the Palace of St. Germain in France and remains to be one of the most complex and intriguing persons of history. An ardent Roman Catholic, his efforts to return England to the Catholic faith continue to resonate to this day in Northern Ireland. The Jacobite uprisings were a series of rebellions and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring from 1688 to 1746. The aim of the later uprisings was to return the House of Stuart and the descendants of James II to the throne of Great Britain after being deposed by Parliament during the Glorious Revolution. This biography of James II was printed in the last year of the major Jacobite uprising known as the "The Forty Five." It was an intense time to show partisanship and effectively Jacobitism ended here as a serious political force in Britain. Not commonly found in such good, original condition. Bookseller Inventory # LD8053
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