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Sedgemoor 1685 : Marlborough's First Victory: Marlborough's First Command

Sedgemoor 1685 : Marlborough's First Victory: Marlborough's First Command [Kindle Edition]

John Tincey
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A new account of Monmouth's rebellion of 1685 and the Battle of Sedgemoor. The author focuses on the confrontation between Monmouth and John Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, and provides a graphic reassessment of the campaign. He retraces the routes taken by the opposing armies across the West County, following every twist and turn the soldiers took 300 years ago, and provides a powerful insight into the course of the decisive battle. In a fascinating new analysis of the campaign he challenges some of the common assumptions about the actions of the commanders and the nature of the armies involved, and he includes a tour of the battlefield.

About the Author

John Tincey has specialised in the study of warfare in the Elizabethan and Stuart reigns, covering the period 1560-1715 and he has written numerous books and articles on the subject. Among his publications are Armies of The Armada Campaign 1588, Soldiers of the English Civil War, The British Army 1660-1704, Edgehill 1642, Ironsides: English Cavalry 1588-1688 and Blenheim 1704.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2430 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military (16 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,089 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sedgemoor 1685 3 Dec 2013
By Daliz
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Being interested in British History I thought this book would be fine and I was not disappointed. Many years ago I visited the battle site but was only able to walk part of it the Church being the main focal point. The book is set out covering the lead up to; the battle itself and the after effects which incl. the Bloody Assizes with Judge Jeffries hanging everyone slightly rebellious.
The descriptions are very good and include many maps drawn at the time. The execution of Duke of Monmouth was horrific.
The only downside is the repetition as people in the battle give their accounts which have been mentioned earlier.
This was the first battle of the future Duke of Marlborough who came through this very well.
so enjoy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for historians. 29 Dec 2013
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Excellent book covering the conflict, the main characters involved and a 'broad brush' political overview about the events that caused the battle - but with a typo or two, however, I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in this period specifically and English/British history in general as it is a good accessible, very informative read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A thoughtful analysis of the battle 5 July 2014
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The author as succeeded in telling the story in an interesting and convincing manner.
Would Monmouth have done better to wait ? A peaceful Protestant succession came shortly afterwards.
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3.0 out of 5 stars thorough, and makes good use of evidence 27 April 2014
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A detailed account of the whole Monmouth rebellion, not just the titular and decisive battle. But the account of that battle is thorough including new ideas based on hitherto unconsidered letters and recent TV archaeology. Not a riveting tale, more of an academic account. Analysis follows, and the idea of 'Marlborough's first victory' appears toward the end. The subtitle does not reflect the whole book. Mapping and illustrations are desultory.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read - not too scholarly. 18 April 2014
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Plenty of information about the main protagonists, and a good account of the campaign and its aftermath. The photographs are poor, just fuzzy, black and white shots showing very little. And I don't know why it is printed on heavy, glossy paper.
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