A military history of the 17th century and the 18th century
Friday 23 September 2022
Wells, the Bloody Assizes & the Monmouth Rebellion
New piece from Mark
Following Monmouth's defeat, the hanging judge, George Jeffreys drenched the SouthWest in blood to cower the counties that had taken up arms to remove the king. Wells having sheltered the Duke's army, was at the centre of the Bloody Assizes. It witnessed horrific executions, limbs and heads on display above the city as well as the cathedral being ransacked by the rebel army.
Let's have a look and see what really happened!
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