James Scott brass plaque in Glastonbury

On this site stood the medieval White Horse Inn. The pitchfork rebellion. On Monday June 22nd 1685 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, having previously landed at Lyme Regis, marched in wet weather from Bridgewater to Glastonbury with his rebel army. They lodged in the two parish churches and camped in the Abbey ruins before continuing to Shepton Mallet next day. On Friday July 3rd 1695 Lord Feversham leading the royal troops passed through Glastonbury from Shepton Mallet to camp at Somerton in pursuit of the rebels, then back in Bridgewater. On Tuesday July 7th, the day after the Battle of Sedgemoor, the Wiltshire Militia leaving for home marched to Glastonbury where 6 unarmed rebels were hanged from the sign of the White Hart. the following rebels were later hanged in the town: Israel Bryant of Glastonbury, yeoman; John Hicks, minister of religion; William Meare of Bridgewater, tailor; Richard Pearce; James Pyes of Colyton, carpenter

James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, 1st Duke of Buccleuch, KG, PC (9 April 1649 – 15 July 1685), was an English nobleman. Originally called James Crofts or James Fitzroy, he was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II of England and his mistress, Lucy Walter. He served in the Second Anglo-Dutch War and commanded English troops taking part in the Third Anglo-Dutch War before commanding the Anglo-Dutch brigade fighting in the Franco-Dutch War. In 1685 he led the unsuccessful Monmouth Rebellion, an attempt to depose his uncle, King James II. Declaring himself the legitimate King, Monmouth attempted to capitalise on his position as the son of Charles II, and his Protestantism, in opposition to James, who was a Roman Catholic. The rebellion failed, and Monmouth was beheaded for treason on 15 July 1685.

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