Sunday, 28 December 2008

Sedgemoor 1975

Here's a vintage photo of the first ever reenactment of the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1975 by the Sealed Knot ...Chris Scott (author of the latest book on the Armies of the Monmouth Rebellion) was probably there. This group was led by Bath-based artist Stephen Beck whose artwork can be seen in David Chandler's Sedgemoor Anthology. If you are wondering how the SK managed to look so good in 75 it was partly as they were using cast-off Chelsea Pensioner uniforms - something that was quite a bonus for the period at the time as they were made of decent wool, however I think nowadays the practice of selling them on has stopped more's the pity.

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