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Spoon

A Charles II Taunton Apostle spoon, the gilt finial without emblem. Typical plain disc nimbus pricked EK over IC with the date 1669. Fine Tau-and-tun mark in bowl, on stem...

Telescope

Telescope used by William Sparke during Battle of Sedgemoor 1685. From the top of Chedzoy church tower he used it to watch the Kingês army gathering at Westonzoyland. Sparke sent...

Spoon

A William and Mary Taunton laceback trefid (splitting into three parts) spoon, pricked EL over TW with the date 1692. Struck in Taunton dies (the stem die crisp, bowl die...

Painting of James, Duke of Monmouth

Monmouth was the favourite but illegitimate son of Charles II. When his Catholic uncle James II succeeded to the throne, Monmouth became the focus for Protestant opposition. But his rebel army...

Sword

This sword was used by Mary Bridge to defend her mother from the attentions of a Royalist officer. He went to their house at Westonzoyland shortly after the battle of...

Painting of Judge Jeffreys (1645-1689)

This portrait shows the notorious judge who presided at the Bloody Assizes. The Assizes held at Taunton Castle took place on 18 and 19 September 1685. Jeffreys tried 514 prisoners...