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Sedgemoor,

marshy tract in Somerset, SW England. The forces of James II defeated the duke of Monmouth at Sedgemoor in 1685.

Sedgemoor

a low-lying plain in SW England, in central Somerset: scene of the defeat (1685) of the Duke of Monmouth
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Also on This Day: 1685: James II's troops defeated the Duke of Monmouth at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last battle fought on English soil; 1747: Birth of American naval hero John Paul Jones; 1885: Louis Pasteur successfully treated a subject with his anti-rabies vaccine; 1893: Death of French writer Guy de Maupassant; 1907: The Brooklands motor racing circuit was opened; 1928: The first all-talking feature film, The Lights of New York, was shown in New York; 1952: London's first tram ran.
This cavalry was quickly dispersed at the Battle of Sedgemoor, contemporaries claimed on account of Grey's own cowardice and ineptitude.
1685: Judge Jeffreys began sentencing people to death in the wake of a failed rebellion against James II, at what became known as the Bloody Assize: the rebellion's leader, the Duke of Monmouth, had already been executed following defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor.
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1685 The Battle of Sedgemoor in Somerset took place -the last on English soil -with victory for James II's Royalist forces over the rebels under the Duke of Monmouth.
Which rebellion was defeated the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685?
1685: The Battle of Sedgemoor in Somerset took place - the last on English soil - with victory for James II''s Royalist forces over the rebels under the Duke of Monmouth.
1685: The Battle of Sedgemoor in Somerset took place, the last on English soil, with victory for James II's Royalist forces.
Which rebellionwas defeated at the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685?
1685: The Battle of Sedgemoor in Somerset - the last on English soil - with victory for James II's Royalist forces over the rebels under the Duke of Monmouth.