At which battle in Somerset did the forces of James II of England
defeat the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth?
For observers of Northern Ireland, unrest is not unusual at this time of year, with the Orange Order, the hardline Protestant and Loyalist organisation taking to the streets to mark the "glorious twelfth" to commemorate William of Orange's victory of the Roman Catholic forces for King James II of England
at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
December 23 is Festivus On this day: 1688 - King James VII of Scotland and James II of England
, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, flees to France in largely bloodless coup by William of Orange.
| WHERE was James II of England
known as James VII?
She was the last of her generation of McGowans and a descendant of Sir William Phipps, who was knighted by King James II of England
and subsequently appointed the first Royal Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
In particular, the city is known as the site of the Siege of Derry of 1689, when the Protestant supporters of William III of England held out against the mostly Fenian supporters of James II of England
for 105 days.
It was at the core of the dispute between the Crown and Parliament during the reign of James II of England
back in the 1680s.
These and other Jacobite glasses were used by secret societies which supported the claim to the throne by the descendants of the Roman Catholic Stuart king, James II of England
, who abdicated in 1688 in favour of Protestant William and Mary.
JAMES FITZJAMES, DUKE OF BERWICK, was the illegitimate son of the future James II of England
by his mistress Arabella Churchill, elder sister of the great Duke of Marlborough.
It was so named after King James II of England
, whose name in Latin is Iacobus Rex.
Surely a good Northern Irishman would know that James II of England
was the brother of Charles II, not his son (Charles II having had no legitimate offspring).
Earlier, the Apprentice Boys - named after 13 youths who shut the city gates against the deposed Catholic King James II of England
in 1688 - raised the Union Jack and a crimson flag over the disputed walls.