Monmouth Rebellion Timeline

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  • 1685 - 1688
    Reign of James II of England.
  • Jun 1685 - Jul 1685
    The Monmouth Rebellion, where James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and illegitimate son of Charles II of England, leads a failed coup to take the throne of James II of England.
  • 6 Jul 1685
    A ramshackle army led by the Duke of Monmouth is defeated by a Royalist force at Sedgemoor in Somerset.
  • 15 Jul 1685
    The Duke of Monmouth, pretender to the throne, is executed in London.
  • Aug 1685
    The 'Bloody Assizes’ where hundreds of rebels involved in the Monmouth Rebellion are executed or deported to the Caribbean for a life of hard labour.