from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A marshy tract in southwest England where the forces of James II defeated the Duke of Monmouth (June 6, 1685).


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  • We saw the spire at Bridgwater where the Duke of Monmouth camped before the battle of Sedgemoor, and the tall tower of Westonzoyland church, where 500 rebel prisoners, 79 wounded, were locked in after their defeat.

    Country Diary: The Somerset Levels

  • The "Monmouth Rebellion" drew a good many to the cause, but it was an army of scythes and pitchforks that met James's regulars—most of them just returned from active service in Morocco—at the Battle of Sedgemoor.

    Servants To Masters

  • The road from Axbridge to Wells runs south-eastward along a shelf at the edge of the Mendips, and the land that falls away below it towards Sedgemoor and Taunton in the south west has long been a rich source of fruit and vegetables.

    Country diary: Somerset

  • We went down through Axbridge and across Sedgemoor, through Bridgwater to Taunton.

    Movie Night

  • The Sedgemoor beast is one of the British Mystery Cats, described as a large panther like cat.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • It began at Winchester, where a poor deaf old lady, MRS. ALICIA LISLE, the widow of one of the judges of Charles the First (who had been murdered abroad by some Royalist assassins), was charged with having given shelter in her house to two fugitives from Sedgemoor.

    A Child's History of England

  • Sedgemoor is a coastal region of Somerset, firmly in the 'West Country'.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Sedgemoor Easter Cakes yep, biscuits can also be cakes

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • After a series of skirmishes near Bristol and Bath, the rebels returned to Bridgwater from where Monmouth led them into the famous Battle of Sedgemoor against James II's Royalist army, which was encamped at Westonzoyland.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • As for poor Tom Faggus, every one knows his bitter adventures, when his pardon was recalled, because of his journey to Sedgemoor.

    Lorna Doone


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