Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The battle of Sedgemoor and the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685

Clips put together by me to illustrate the Monmouth Rebellion culled from a BBC4 show from a few years back which assembled most of the existing clips. I am the guy in red climbing gingerly out of the boat 25 seconds in. The bumph reads
Clips of reenactments of the West Country rebellion of 1685. James Scott Duke of Monmouth, the illegitimate son of Charles II, lands at Lyme Regis and recruits an army from the West Country artisan community but is decisively defeated at the night battle of Sedgemoor near Bridgwater Somerset. The last pitched battle on English soil. Often erroneously described as a 'pitchfork' rebellion - most of the Rebels were clothworkers and inhabitants of large towns. This selection of clips includes the living history groups the 1685 Society, ECWS and SK. The music is Michael Nyman 'Memorial'.
Facebook group for remembering the Rebellion
http://www.facebook.com/groups/312977482100141/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouth_rebellion

2 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

An excellent video, thanks!

legatus hedlius said...

Enjoyed that! I used to have to drive across the battlefield to get to visit my girlfriend who lived in Stogursey. The church at the beginning was very familiar!