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  • n. the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)


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  • Maryland, as suggested in another paragraph; to New York, named in honor of the Duke of York, afterward known as James II, of evil memory;

    A Hero and Some Other Folks

  • The rest of the time they bask in a kind of opulent irrelevance that has been a British tradition since James II got chucked out and replaced by the congenial but impotent William and Mary.

    The Royals Keep Calm and Marry On

  • King James II and Charles I enslaved the Irish by selling 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves, making Ireland, as with Africa, and a huge source of human livestock.

    Irene Monroe: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Black Church Share History Of Being Anti-Gay

  • James II remembered the time James I was invited to be the guest speaker for the Rotary.

    Waltzing Mathilde

  • James II was delighted to discover their historical significance.

    Waltzing Mathilde

  • James II traveled to Italy to impersonate her friend to claim her inheritance, which turned out to be a disappointment.

    Waltzing Mathilde

  • James II was envious of James I. When was the last time something truly exciting had happened to her?

    Waltzing Mathilde

  • James II was able to decipher some of it, enough to determine that it was indeed sent to the correct address, and that there was some sort of trust in James I's name, which she could claim in person on the 21st day of September at Studio Legale Conti, Piazza Venezia 12, Rome.

    Waltzing Mathilde

  • The headline “Local Woman Makes Royal Discovery” ran with a picture, not of James II, but of her friend.

    Waltzing Mathilde

  • Wives of knights and baronets hereditary knighthoods established in 1611 when James II sold them for £ 1,000 a pop to finance the army in Ireland are never formally addressed by their given names, but always as "Lady Surname."

    Peerless Titles


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