Monmouth Rebellion Timeline
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.
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.