A Royal Charles II Antique Porringer & Stand
Engraved with the initials JDM in mirror cypher below a ducal coronet for James, Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685).
James Scott was the eldest and favored son of King Charles II. In 1662 he married the wealthy Scottish heiress Anna (Anne) Scott, Countess of Buccleuch (1651-1732), was created 1st Duke of Monmouth, and was nominated a knight of the Garter. The marriage, which took place on 20 April 1663, was the event of the season, taking place in the King’s Chamber at Whitehall; that same day James was created Duke of Buccleuch, Earl of Dalkeith and Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdale. Monmouth served in the Second Anglo-Dutch War and commanded troops in both the Third Anglo-Dutch War and the Franco-Dutch War.
When Charles II died in 1685 he was followed not by his son Monmouth, who was illegitimate, but by his brother James II. James was a Catholic and extremely unpopular, so Monmouth, a flamboyant favorite, the dead King's eldest son, and a good Protestant, led the unsuccessful Monmouth Rebellion in an effort to depose him. Monmouth gained support in the West Country but was defeated at the Battle of Sedgemoor and beheaded.
S. J. Shrubsole, Corp.
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