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The best pictures of the flight of James II in 1688

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Religion, Revolution, Royalty on Sunday, 30 August 2015

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The best pictures of the flight of James II after the Prince of Orange’s successful ‘invasion’ show his various getaways in boats and him almost being unmasked at the last moment.
The first picture shows King James dropping the Great Seal into the Thames.

James II, picture, image, illustration

King James throws the Great Seal into the Thames by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows James II leaving England for France.

James II, picture, image, illustration

Realising that his cause was lost for the time being at least, James II took flight for France by James E McConnell

The third picture shows King James being attacked by suspicious sailors.

James II, picture, image, illustration

After James II’s boat headed out for sea, some boats pulled alongside, and a party of fishermen and others roughly seized Sir Edward Hales and the king, whom they took to be a priest in disguise by Ken Petts

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