James II

Penguin Monarchs

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"On ascending the throne James had two broad objectives: one religious, the other political."

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A series of 43 books, each one about a different british monarch – going all the way back to King Canute in the 11th century. The portrait of each monarch is illustrated by a different illustrator like Sir Peter Blake, David Downton, Tina Berning and many others. I illustrated James II the last catholic king.