Birth of James II's son

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Historical Context Note

A son is born to James II. The debacle that surrounded this was known as the “Warming-pan Incident”: James’ enemies spread rumours that his wife had not in fact given birth, and the baby had been smuggled in in a warming-pan to create the semblance of an heir. 

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Editors. "Birth of James II's son". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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