The West Country Duking Days

One of the most harrowing episodes in the history of England's West Country began on 11th June 1685.

<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">This day can be called the first of the Duking days: - so called because that was the day that Charles II's illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth, sailed into Lyme Regis harbour accompanied by 81 hopeful men.