What happened at the Battle of Sedgemoor?
The Battle of Sedgemoor was last battle of English soil was fought on July 6, 1685, on the open moor near Bridgwater called the King’s Sedgemoor. On July 5, the Earl of Feversham with a strong Government Army encamps at Westonzoyland. From his base at Bridgwater, the Duke of Monmouth saw an opportunity, and overnight marched his Army across the moor. His plan was to make a bold attack on the Government camp. By watching this video you will walk the battlefield as Monmouth’s Army makes its assault on Feversham’s men asleep in their tents.
By sunrise the Battle of Sedgemoor was over. This was the final battle of the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.
This account is based on a more detail description of the Earl of Argyll’s & the Duke of Monmouth’s campaign of 1685 available from Helion & Company in my Book Fighting For Liberty.