Monday, 20 November 2017

Wincanton 1688

Today is the anniversary of this encounter in the Glorious Revolution. (Photo of the Troop by John Finnerty. )
The Wincanton Skirmish occurred on 20 November 1688 during the Glorious Revolution. A small patrol of the English Army led by the Irish officer Patrick Sarsfield, clashed with a detachment of the invading Dutch Army in the town of Wincanton in Somerset. It was one of the few notable actions fought during the campaign which has sometimes acquired the name the "bloodless revolution".[1]

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