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James II, King

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJames II, KingKing James IIJames II, King /ˌdʒeɪmz ðə ˈsekənd/  (1633–1704) the king of England from 1685 until 1688, when he was forced to give up his position because he had become a Catholic. In 1690 he tried to get back power from the new British king, William III, but he was defeated at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.
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