What was happening in England in 1685?

What was happening in England in 1685?

6 February – death of Charles II at Whitehall Palace after four days’ illness, having been received into the Roman Catholic church on the previous evening. His brother, the Catholic James Stuart, Duke of York, becomes King James II of England. 23 April – coronation of King James II at Westminster Abbey.

What happened in the year 1684?

January 5 – King Charles II of England gives the title Duke of St Albans to Charles Beauclerk, his illegitimate son by Nell Gwyn. January 26 – Marcantonio Giustinian is elected Doge of Venice. April 25 – Morean War: The Republic of Venice declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

What happened in the 1680’s?

Pueblo Rebellion, (1680), carefully organized revolt of Pueblo Indians (in league with Apaches), who succeeded in overthrowing Spanish rule in New Mexico for 12 years. Indians were tried in Spanish courts and received severe punishments—hanging, whipping, dismemberment (of hands or feet), or condemnation to slavery.

Who was King in 1685?

James II
Born in 1633 and named after his grandfather James I, James II grew up in exile after the Civil War (he served in the armies of Louis XIV) and, after his brother’s restoration, commanded the Royal Navy from 1660 to 1673. James converted to Catholicism in 1669.

When did the year 1685 start and end?

1685 ( MDCLXXXV ) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1685th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 685th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 17th century, and the 6th year of the 1680s decade.

Who was the King of England in 1685?

June 20 – Monmouth Rebellion: James, Duke of Monmouth declares himself at Taunton to be King, and heir to his father’s Kingdoms as James II of England and Ireland, and James VII of Scotland.

Who was the Duke of Monmouth in 1685?

One of the most harrowing episodes in the history of England’s West Country began on 11th June 1685, when Charles II’s illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth, sailed into Lyme Regis harbour and the Monmouth Rebellion began…

Who was the Prince of Orange in 1685?

In November this year, the town received Lord Lumley, and declared for the Prince of Orange and a free parliament.