- (1649–85), English claimant to the throne of England; born James Crofts, later James Scott. The illegitimate son of Charles II, he became the focus for Whig supporters of a Protestant succession. In 1685, he led a rebellion against the Catholic James II, but was defeated at the Battle of Sedgemoor and executed.
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