An historical novel dealing with personalities and events at the end of the Stuart monarchy. The hero is the Catholic James II, who is compelled to flee to France where his family have preceded him. The villain is James' Dutch Protestant son-in-law, William of Orange, who invaded England to protect Protestantism against James' intolerance. The book is intended to present the Catholic case relating to the revolution of 1688, to dispose of what the author calls ""the deliberate untruths propagated by academic historians"". The reader absorbs the complications of intertwined political, economic and religious interests, the intrigue, propaganda, treachery connected with the revolution, as characters, the events, discussions of the times are drawn with apparent objectivity. The narrative moves swiftly. Some scholars may quibble with the liberties taken with accepted facts, but non- scholars will find it vivid.