A Perspective of Westminster-Abby from the High-Altar to the West end, Shewing the manner of His Majesties Crowning.
Engraving, laid paper, 17th Century watermarked paper, image 355 x 485mm. 14 x 19". Trimmed to plate on three sides; centrefold splitting a little, restored, creasing as normal.
An illustration of the interior of Westminster Abbey, London, during the coronation of James II (1633 - 1701), on 23 April 1685. William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, places the crown on James's head at the centre of the composition; Mary of Modena, James's Queen, is shown seated to left. James was the last Catholic monarch to reign over the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Some of James's subjects were unhappy with James's belief in absolute monarchy and opposed his religious policies, leading a group of them to depose him in the Glorious Revolution. One of twenty-eight plates from Sandford's 'History of the Coronation of James II'.
See BL 141.h.1. 604.i.19. G.8188.
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