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Celebrating the victory at Sedgemoor...

Item # 617246

July 13, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 13, 1685 

* Battle of Sedgemoor- Somerset, England
* Monmouth Rebellion comes to an end
* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with some great text referencing the battle of Sedgemoor, the first column being a Proclamation prefaced with: "His Majesty has been pleased to cause His Royal Proclamation to be Published for 'A Solemn and Publick Thanksgiving throughout the Kingdom for His Majesties late Victories over the Rebels.' " and what follows is the text of the Proclamation (see).
Also noteworthy is a ftpg. item concerning the recently captured Duke of Monmouth, reading: "The late Duke of Monmouth & the late Lord Gray being ordered to be brought up hither with the German that was taken with the said late Duke, they are we hear come from Ringwood, & will be this Night at Farnham."  Another front page item referencing the battle at Sedgemoor as well (see).
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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