Mary, of Modena, Queen Consort of James II (1658 -1718)

Mary Beatrice Anne Margaret Isabel was the only daughter of Alfonso IV D'Este, Duke of Modena and Laura Martinozzi. She was devout and wished to enter a nunnery, but was persuaded that it was her duty to convert England to Catholicism. She married James Duke of York, afterwards James II, by proxy at Modena 30 September 1673. She fled to France with the infant James Prince of Wales in 1688 and was honourably received by Louis XIV who placed the royal palace at St Germains at her disposal. She was joined by James II and there the royal couple spent the remainder of their lives.

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Mary, of Modena, Queen Consort of James II  (1658 - 1718) (Stamp 1) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Quarterly France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland impaling Quarterly 1 & 4. An eagle displayed crowned (D'Este) 2 & 3. Three fleurs de lys within a bordure counterindented (Ferrara)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Quarterly France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland impaling Quarterly 1 & 4. An eagle displayed crowned (D'Este) 2 & 3. Three fleurs de lys within a bordure counterindented (Ferrara)
Coronet: Royal duke
Impalement: Quarterly 1 & 4. An eagle displayed crowned (D'Este) 2 & 3. Three fleurs de lys within a bordure counterindented (Ferrara)
Heraldic Charges: bordure counterindented, Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: fleurs-de-lys (3), Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Mary, of Modena, Queen Consort of James II  (1658 - 1718) (Stamp 2) Arms: 1. Quarterly 1 and 4. France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland 2. An eagle displayed (D'Este)
Quarterings: 1 and 4. France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Coronet: Imperial crown
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Mary, of Modena, Queen Consort of James II  (1658 - 1718) (Stamp 3) Arms: 1. Quarterly 1 & 4 France and England. 2. Scotland 3. Ireland 2. An eagle displayed (D'Este)
Quarterings: 1 & 4 France and England. 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Coronet: Royal duke
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Mary, of Modena, Queen Consort of James II  (1658 - 1718) (Stamp 4) Arms: 1. Quarterly 1 and 4. France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland 2. An eagle displayed (D'Este)
Quarterings: 1 and 4. France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Coronet: Royal duke
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Mary, of Modena, Queen Consort of James II  (1658 - 1718) (Stamp 5) Arms: 1. Quarterly 1 and 4. France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland 2. An eagle displayed (D'Este)
Quarterings: 1 and 4. France and England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Coronet: Royal duke
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Coronet: Royal duke
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Coronet: Royal duke
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Coronet: Royal duke
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: Scotland
Arms: An eagle displayed
Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed