James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, was born on April 9th 1649, the illegitimate son of Charles II. He married Anne Scott, countess of Buccleuch, whose name he adopted, and was created a duke in 1663. Monmouth became captain-general of the armed forces in 1678.
This description of Lyme Regis, Dorset, England is taken from The representative history of Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas Hinton Burley Oldfield published in 1816.
At the turn of the last century, Lyme Regis began to entertain a different class of holiday-maker. An article by Jo Draper in the Dorset Life Magazine tells of the consternation felt by the local residents.
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A Description of the town of Lyme Regis, Dorset, England as described by Samuel Lewis in A Topographical Dictionary of England, Published in London in 1831. Read the rest of this entry »