Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
King James II
Standard Name: James II, King
Used Form: Duke of York
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Cultural formation||Lady Lucy Herbert||
Her family's titles, wealth, elite status, and remarkable record of high ability were somewhat offset by the RomanCatholic faith which excluded them from some of the civil rights and privileges possessed by other English or...
|Cultural formation||Anne Finch|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Delaval|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sarah Savage|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lady Lucy Herbert|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lady Lucy Herbert||
James II rewarded him with the title of marquess (in March 1687) and gave him various official positions (with a dispensation from the Test Act which normally barred Catholics from holding them). Among James's ideologically...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Delarivier Manley||
DM 's father, Sir Roger Manley , was a royalist soldier and writer. He died in March 1687, though Delarivier claimed the cause of his death was grief for James II 's expulsion.
Manley, Delarivier. “Introduction”. The Adventures of Rivella, edited by Katherine Zelinsky, Broadview, 1999, pp. 9 - 38.
Manley, Delarivier. The Adventures of Rivella. Zelinsky, KatherineEditor , Broadview, 1999.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lucy Hutchinson|
|Friends, Associates||Jane Barker||
While there is no evidence that JB was close to influential members of the court in exile, a number of her mother's relations were well established there. She made literary advances to many members of...
|Friends, Associates||Catharine Colace Ross|
In early 1726 JB was reported to be dangerously ill. A few years before 1730 (or possibly, depending on a contested manuscript reading, a few years before 1713) she suffered from something she believed to...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah, Lady Cowper|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Aphra Behn|
|Literary Setting||Anna Maria Porter||
The story is set shortly before James II 's abdication, after his alarming assault upon our church.
It encompasses Monmouth 's Rebellion. The action unfolds partly in Cornwall, with some scenes in...
Porter, Anna Maria. The Barony. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1830.
12 August 1678
Titus Oates laid his allegations of a Popish plot against the crown and government of England: this triggered immediate panic and the prolonged Exclusion Crisis, an attempt to bar the Catholic Duke of York
15 February 1685
James II went publicly to Mass for the first time since succeeding to the throne.
19 May 1685
The new monarch, James II , summoned his first parliament for this date.