Telescope

Description
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
telescope
Simple Name
telescope
Period Classification
Post-Medieval (AD 1500-1800)
Production Date
1685
Material
glass, horn, parchment

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