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James II

James II  

King of England and Ireland, James VII of Scotland, b. 14 Oct. 1633, 2nd s. of Charles I and Henrietta Maria; acc. 6 Feb. 1685; deemed to have abdic. 11 Dec. 1688; m. (1) Anne, da. of Edward Hyde ...
Monmouth's rebellion

Monmouth's rebellion  

(1685)An insurrection in south-west England against James II, led by the Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II. The Duke of Argyll led a revolt in Scotland against James and persuaded ...
Sedgemoor, battle of

Sedgemoor, battle of (1685)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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When the Catholic James II succeeded to the throne in February 1685, his half-brother the Duke of Monmouth was

Sedgemoor, Battle of

Sedgemoor, Battle of (1685)   Quick reference

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Defeat of an English rebellion led by the Duke of Monmouth against James II. An attempt to launch a

Sedgemoor, Battle of

Sedgemoor, Battle of   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a battle fought in 1685 on the plain of Sedgemoor in Somerset, in which the forces of the rebel Duke of ...

1st duke of Marlborough, John Churchill

1st duke of Marlborough, John Churchill  

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(1650–1722)English general. He was appointed commander of British and Dutch troops in the War of the Spanish Succession and won a series of victories over the French armies of Louis XIV, most notably ...

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