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Mon·mouth(mŏn′məth), Duke of Title of James Scott. 1649-1685.
English pretender to the throne. The illegitimate son of Charles II, he led a rebellion after the succession of the Catholic James II but was defeated in battle, captured, and beheaded.
(Placename) a market town in E Wales, in Monmouthshire: Norman castle, where Henry V was born in 1387. Pop: 8547 (2001)
(Biography) James Scott, Duke of Monmouth. 1649–85, the illegitimate son of Charles II of England, he led a rebellion against James II in support of his own claim to the Crown; captured and beheaded
1. James Scott, Duke of, 1649–85, illegitimate son of Charles II of England and pretender to the throne of James II.