Monmouth

Monmouth

[mon-muhth]
noun
1.
James Scott, Duke of, 1649–85, illegitimate son of Charles II of England and pretender to the throne of James II.
2.
a city in W Illinois.
4.
former name of Freehold.
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Monmouth1 (ˈmɒnməθ)
 
n
a market town in E Wales, in Monmouthshire: Norman castle, where Henry V was born in 1387. Pop: 8547 (2001)

Monmouth2 (ˈmɒnməθ)
 
n
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth. 1649--85, the illegitimate son of Charles II of England, he led a rebellion against James II in support of his own claim to the Crown; captured and beheaded

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monmouth

town, historic and present county of Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy), southeastern Wales, at the confluence of the Rivers Wye and Monnow on the English border. The town of Monmouth, granted its first royal charter in 1256, became important as the market for a rich agricultural region. Historical features include remains of an 11th-century Benedictine priory, a 13th-century gateway on Monnow Bridge, a boys' school founded in 1614, the 17th-century Wye Bridge, and the Shire Hall (1724). On nearby Kymin Hill the Naval Temple was built (1800) to honour 18th-century admirals. Lord Nelson had many associations with Monmouth, and the town's Nelson Museum houses a fine collection of his relics. Monmouth is the historic county town (seat) of Monmouthshire. Pop. (2001) 8,877.

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