PAGEANT PICTURE POSTCARDS
Title: The Expulsion of the Fellows of Magdalen by King James II.
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons' "OILETTE" Postcard
9518. "Oxford Pageant" Ser. III.
Direct from the original picture by A. Thiede.
Published under the authority of the Pageant Committee.
Printed colour postcard with POST CARD divided back in brown
Code: PC-PAGEANT-0014 ~ Grade: B ~
Card measures 140mm x 89mm
Printed text on reverse reads:
In 1687 the Fellows of Magdalen elected the Protestant, Dr Hough,
to be President instead of the Catholic candidate, Antony Farmer,
favoured by James II. The King had the offending officials before him,
and, on their refusal to obey his unconstitutional demand, took the law
into his own hands and ordered their expulsion. Later he repented his
act, and on October 25th 1688, restored the Fellows, that day henceforth
being observed by the college as Restoration Day.
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