Earl of Doncaster - Timeline

 

The Earl of Doncaster 

 


The Duke of Monmouth's Time Line
(1st Earl of Doncaster 1649 - 1685)


1649
Born as James Crofts on the 9th of April in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1663
Arrived in England and had his name changed to James Scott (because of his impending marriage?)

Created Duke of Monmouth, Earl of Doncaster and 1st Baron Scott of Tynedale, Northumberland on the 14th of February

Invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (KG) on the 28th of March

Married to Anne Scott (4th Countess of Buccleuch) and created 1st Duke of Buccleuch on the 20th April

1665
Served in the English fleet under his uncle James, the Duke of York, in the Second Anglo-Dutch War

1669
Became Colonel of the King's Life Guards

1670
Promoted to Captain-General of the army

1672
Commanded a Brigade in the Third Anglo-Dutch War

1673
Involved in the Siege of Maastricht

1674
Promoted to 'Commander in Chief' of the army

1678
Commander of the Anglo-Dutch brigade fighting the French

1679
Fought and won the battle of Bothwell Bridge

1683
Banished from court for being Protestant and fled to the Dutch United Provinces

1685
Charles II dies in February and his brother becomes James II leaving Monmouth with nothing

Landed near Lyme Regis with his army on the 11th June

Monmouth declares himself King On the 20th June

Fought and lost the Battle of Sedgemoor on the 6th July

Captured and imprisoned on the 9th July. All titles and estates were forfeit to the Crown

Executed on the 15th July

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