Tuesday 27 February 2024

Spectral drumming in the Monmouth Rebellion

From the Taylor narrative

 " And how strange 'tis to conceive, that within a certain Well near Lime, for about fourteen Nights before Monmouth landed, was heard the sound of a drum, beating exceeding Loud both Night and Day, all sorts of Poynts of Warr very distinctly.. So that no drummers in England, could have bettered it. Multitudes of people resorting thither to hear it, when Monmouth landed at that Instant it loudly beat Allarum and so continued for about one hour and then ceasing it was never heard afterwards, tho diligently observed. "

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