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Celebrating the victory at Sedgemoor...
Item # 617246
July 13, 1685
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 13, 1685 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