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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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