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 a farm worker to tell the Duke of Monmouth that the Royalist camp was poorly defended. As a result Monmouth decided
that a surprise attack by night could succeed.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 147/2002
Collection Class
Civil War & Rebellion
Common Name
Simple Name
Period Classification
Post-Medieval (AD 1500-1800)
Production Date
glass, horn, parchment

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