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1701 – James II of England dies in exile

16 Sep

A brain hemorrhage brought down the former King of England, Scotland, and Ireland at the age of sixty-seven.  He died in exile in Paris, France after the “Glorious Revolution”, having been replaced on the throne by Prince William of Orange (William III) in 1689 once it had been declared that “no Catholic monarch would ever again rule the country”.  James’ daughter Queen Anne of Great Britain later succeeded the throne in 1702 when William III and his wife Mary II (also James’ daughter) both died childless.

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Posted by on September 16, 2015 in British Royalty, Today in History

 

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