Monmouth Rebellion – Including Visit to Battlefield Sites


Day course

Chris Copson

16 September 2020


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This course will appeal to those interested in History, Military History and Local History of SW England

The day encompasses two parts. The first being lecture based and examining the social and religious pressures present in late 17th Century England, together with an examination of the military technology of the period and contrasting the equipment, training and organisation of the opposing forces.

The second part of the day involves a tour of the Sedgemoor battlefield including the site of the Royal camp, the route of Monmouth’s advance from Bridgwater and the battle itself.

Tutor information

Chris Copson is a British Army Reservist and Battlefield Guide. Currently working as Learning and Public Engagement Officer at Haynes International Motor Museum, he is former Curator of The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester and Education Officer at The Tank Museum