James II Four Pence - 1685 to 1688

This is the first James I coin which I have found. He was the king who fled into exile. He had tried to restore Catholicism into England and when his wife Mary gave birth to a son (allegedly) he had his catholic heir. The powerful statesmen of England invited William of Orange to take the job. It was agreed that William should rule England with his wife Mary, the daughter of James I - James II died in exile in France aged 77 years.

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