A new account of Monmouth’s rebellion of 1685 and the Battle of Sedgemoor. The author focuses on the confrontation between Monmouth and John Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, and provides a graphic reassessment of the campaign. He retraces the routes taken by the opposing armies across the West County, following every twist and turn the soldiers took 300 years ago, and provides a powerful insight into the course of the decisive battle. In a fascinating new analysis of the campaign he challenges some of the common assumptions about the actions of the commanders and the nature of the armies involved, and he includes a tour of the battlefield.
SEDGEMOOR 1685 Malborough’s First Vistory
A detailed and academic account of the whole Monmouth rebellion, not just the titular and decisive battle.The account of that battle is thorough, including new ideas based on hitherto unconsidered letters and recent archaeology. Tincey is keen to challenge the notion of the ‘Pitchfork Rebellion’, stressing the support that Monmouth received within the skilled workers, particularly amongst the cloth industry.