The Last Royal Rebel
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The eldest and most favoured illegitimate son of Charles II, born in exile just months after his grandfather’s execution, James, Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685) went from being adored at the royal courts of France and England, to exile following his claim to the English throne and, finally, execution after the defeat of his rebellion against James II at Sedgemoor. Anna Keay chronicles Monmouth’s life and reassesses the role of the much-loved ‘protestant duke’ in a dramatic period of English history. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.