Battle of Norton St Philip, June 27 1685
On June 27, 1685 Feversham attacks Monmouth’s Army at the Battle of Norton St Philip. The fighting starts in the bloody lane as Grafton & his 1st Foot Guard Grenadiers attack the Whig barricade.
The common misconception is the Battle of Sedgemoor was fought between a vast host of misguided peasant and a thin line of unnumbered Redcoats. That it was a forgone conclusion, but new research uncovered in my book Fighting for Liberty, has uncovered an engagement between two well matched Armies, in the early hours of July 6, 1685. It was in the balance for nearly two hours.