Talk:James II of England

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no "foreign policy" section?[edit]

and no mention or even a link to the Anglo-Mughal War? there should at least be a link HammerFilmFan (talk) 09:51, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See Talk:James II of England/Archive 1#Mughal India. DrKay (talk) 10:09, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree, considering that the Anglo-Mughal War was the first of the major conflicts fought between the British and English in India, and that James II sent heavy ships over in support, there should be some mention of the War and the East India Company's relations with the crown in general. Jtk2023 (talk) 18:01, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

His role in the sinking of HMS Gloucester (1654)[edit]

The article on the demise of HMS Gloucester gives a far more in depth account of the role that James (or Duke at the time) played in the disaster. Whereas this article has two sentences about the sinking, there appears to be a lot more important than this event than this article would suggest. For instance in him getting off the ship and saving himself while so many drowned (he wanted the pilot he argued with hanged for negligence); it was a stigma or legacy he carried for the rest of his life. It might well be that sort of impression that also contributed in part to the Glorious Revolution. As it stands, the events of the sinking of HMS Gloucester are grossly understated in this article and should be expanded by those with the relevant knowledge. I don't know enough but there is clearly an inconsistency in tone between this article and the ship. (talk) 09:29, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I don't want to muck up a pretty well-run page but there ought to be a section on things named after the guy. Inter alia, per page 239 in

  • McEwen, Alec (July 1988), "The English Place-Names of the Galápagos", The Geographical Journal, vol. 154, London: Royal Geographical Society, pp. 234–242.

he was the namesake of James Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. It's officially Santiago Island now but the English name still shows up a lot and was granted by a pirate named Ambrosia. — LlywelynII 15:03, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

“Scottish Parliament”[edit]

Chapter 3.4: “On 11 April 1689, the Parliament of Scotland declared James to have forfeited the throne of Scotland as well.” If this sentence refers to the same event mentioned in the introduction of the article, the declaration was issued by the Convention, not exactly Parliament. Is that correct or was there a separate declaration by Parliament as well?—Oudeístalk 05:52, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]