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King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...
Item # 665778
September 22, 1701
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701 Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended Prince of Wales King of England, Scotland, and Ireland; his Majesty has though fit to send orders to the Earl of Manchester, his ambassador in France, to return immediately to England without taking any leave of that court."
King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England, was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and spent the rest of his life in exile in France, under the protection of King Louis XIV.
Single sheet, 7 by 11 1/2 inches, foxing, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's