MONMOUTH'S FIRST REBELLION: The Later Covenanter Risings, 1660-1685
In July 1685, the Duke of Monmouth led his rebel army to defeat at Sedgemoor. In recent years highlighted for his attention to logistics and popular support, in spite of this, it always seems amazing that Monmouth was willing to risk such an initiative, with little more than hurriedly raised local militias. Yet this is to belittle Monmouth's experience six years previously, when sent with a Government army, to suppress a Whig Covenanter Rising in South West Scotland.
In 1679, after the Battle of Drumclog, the Covenanters formed a coherent force along conventional lines, besieged Glasgow, and forced the Scot's Establishment Government army to seek English support. Far from being a local 'Pitchfork Rebellion' this was something different. What did Monmouth see in these Covenanters that convinced him such an armed force could be effective in 1685? Includes 90 b/w ills & photos, 11 maps, 62 tables, and 16 color illustrations.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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