What happened to the Great Seal of James II?

  title={What happened to the Great Seal of James II?},
  author={Hilary Sir Jenkinson},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  pages={1 - 13}
  • H. Jenkinson
  • Published 1 January 1943
  • History
  • The Antiquaries Journal
Historians seldom trouble themselves much about the Great Seal of England; but that of James II forms an exception. Contemporary rumour seems to have associated it closely with the king's first flight from London, in disguise and by night, on 11 December 1688; and, from the contemporary Bishop Burnet and Rapin down to Miss Foxcroft in our own day, historians and memoir-writers of the period, with few exceptions of importance, have accepted this invitation to the picturesque. For the student of…