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Seeking the Duke of Monmouth for his involvement in the Rye House Plot...



Item # 617157

July 2, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 2, 1683 

* Charles II of England
* Assassination plot


Over half of the front page is taken up with a Proclamation" by King Charles II for the apprehension of his illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth. The text of the Proclamation reads in part: "...received information upon oath that James Duke of Monmouth [and others]...have traitorously conspired together & with divers other ill-affected & desperate persons of this our kingdom, to compass the death and destruction of our Royal Person, & of our dearest brother James Duke of York..." with more. This was for his involvement in the Rye House Plot, a plan to assassinate the king & his brother, the Duke of York.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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