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TITLE
Medal of Henry, Cardinal Duke of York
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_760
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30984
KEYWORDS
medals
coins
Scottish Crown
Henry Stuart
Cardinal Duke of York
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Charles Edward Stuart
cardinals
Medal of Henry, Cardinal Duke of York

Illustration of a medal created after Henry, Cardinal Duke of York inherited the claim to the British throne on the death of his brother, Charles Edward Stuart, in 1788. Although Henry inherited the claim, he never pursued it.

The front of the medal shows a profile of the Duke of York's head with the inscription, in abbreviated Latin, reading 'Henry IX, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Cardinal Bishop of Friscati'. The reverse of the medal shows a woman holding a cross and a book with St Peter's, the Vatican and a bridge over the River Tiber in the background. The inscription reads 'Not by the desires of man but by the will of God 1788'.

The illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Medal of Henry, Cardinal Duke of York

1870s

medals; coins; Scottish Crown; Henry Stuart; Cardinal Duke of York; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Charles Edward Stuart; cardinals

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Illustration of a medal created after Henry, Cardinal Duke of York inherited the claim to the British throne on the death of his brother, Charles Edward Stuart, in 1788. Although Henry inherited the claim, he never pursued it. <br /> <br /> The front of the medal shows a profile of the Duke of York's head with the inscription, in abbreviated Latin, reading 'Henry IX, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Cardinal Bishop of Friscati'. The reverse of the medal shows a woman holding a cross and a book with St Peter's, the Vatican and a bridge over the River Tiber in the background. The inscription reads 'Not by the desires of man but by the will of God 1788'.<br /> <br /> The illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie