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 (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.
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(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
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(ˈmɒn məθ)

1. James Scott, Duke of, 1649–85, illegitimate son of Charles II of England and pretender to the throne of James II.
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References in classic literature ?
(the third Norman king who ruled our land) there lived a monk called Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was filled with the love of his land, and he made up his mind to write a history of the kings of Britain.
Geoffrey of Monmouth's Histories, translated by Sebastian Evans.
"We were prevented from any further discourse at present by the arrival of the apothecary; who, with much joy in his countenance, and without even asking his patient how he did, proclaimed there was great news arrived in a letter to himself, which he said would shortly be public, `That the Duke of Monmouth was landed in the west with a vast army of Dutch; and that another vast fleet hovered over the coast of Norfolk, and was to make a descent there, in order to favour the duke's enterprize with a diversion on that side.'
But all had not the sense to foresee this at first; and therefore the Duke of Monmouth was weakly supported; yet all could feel when the evil came upon them; and therefore all united, at last, to drive out that king, against whose exclusion a great party among us had so warmly contended during the reign of his brother, and for whom they now fought with such zeal and affection."
"As mankind, in the days I was speaking of, was not yet arrived at that pitch of madness which I find they are capable of now, and which, to be sure, I have only escaped by living alone, and at a distance from the contagion, there was a considerable rising in favour of Monmouth; and my principles strongly inclining me to take the same part, I determined to join him; and Mr Watson, from different motives concurring in the same resolution (for the spirit of a gamester will carry a man as far upon such an occasion as the spirit of patriotism), we soon provided ourselves with all necessaries, and went to the duke at Bridgewater.
Geoffrey of Monmouth, 'Historia Regum Britanniae' (Latin), about 1136.
I believe, according to the peerage, it is ten years, but ten years with Monmouth must have been like eternity, with time thrown in.
Refined over 400 years in the heart of the Wye Valley, the Monmouth Model educates girls and boys aged three to 18 through a unique combination of single-sex and co-educational environments at the optimum stages of their academic and personal development.
DANIEL MacDonald has been banging in the goals for Monmouth Town this season and is attracting strong interest from leading Welsh clubs including Newport County, Afan Lido and Llanelli.
Wall, NJ, May 20, 2010 --( Ray Catena Jaguar of Monmouth, the NJ Jaguar dealer, has teamed up with Single Throw Internet Marketing to launch a full-fledged social media marketing strategy.
According to Jeffrey Toia, "When we took on this assignment we were concerned about 350,000 s/f of vacant space in Monmouth county.