On This Day

July 1685 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 6 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats Duke of Monmouth

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer, born in Roos Hall, Beccles, England (d. 1768)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 15 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II, executed at 36
  • Jul 28 Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)