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James Scott, duke of Monmouth and first duke of Buccleuch (1649–1685) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1678 private collection; photograph National Galleries of Scotland

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Scott [formerly Crofts], James, duke of Monmouth and first duke of Buccleuch (1649–1685), politician, was born on 9 April 1649 at Rotterdam, the illegitimate son of Charles II (1630–1685) and Lucy Walter (1630?–1658), daughter of William Walter (or Walters) of Roch Castle...