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King James II 1633-1701

King of England from 1685-1688. He is remembered in Ireland chiefly for his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. His remains are scattered: Entrails in the church of St Germain en Laye, Yvelines, France; part to the English College at St Omer; brains to Scots college at Paris; heart at Chaillot; remains in Church of English Benedictine monks in Paris despoiled at French Revolution.

Photo by Gary Thelen