The Monmouth Rebellion

I’ve always had a fascination with James Scott, Duke of Monmouth; the man who would be king. It started at Grammar School with my old history teacher Mr Meyer, who briefly touched on the subject. I remember calling it the Monmouth Revolt and being kindly rebuked ‘Rebellion, Mr Bowers!’.

Most portray Monmouth and his revolt, sorry Rebellion , as foolhardy. However Monmouth was an able commander. Had his plan at Sedgemoor succeeded, history may have been quite different.

WSS54 will look at the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688, with rules suggestions for Blackpowder. Line drawing courtesy of Georgie Harman.

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