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The Battle of Blacksole Field

It is 1554 and a simple field in Wrotham Village is alive with men fighting. The field is Blacksoll filed and the Royalist men of Abergavenny, who supported Queen Mary, were the stronger army and the rebels of Thomas Wyatt the Younger suffered 60 or more serious casualties and deaths.

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Where is Wrotham?

Wrotham is a village situated on the Pilgrims’ Way in Kent, at the foot of the North Downs. It is located one mile north of Borough Green and approximately five miles east of Sevenoaks. It is within the junction of the M20 and M26 motorways.

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The Battle of Blacksole Field

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High Profile Figures

Reverend George Moore

The Reverend George Moore, Rector of Wrotham at the time of the Tithe Riot in 1830. For further information we recommend the publication 'Wrotham Place' by Miriam Stead.

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Admiral John Byng

The French writer, Voltaire (1694-1778), said 'In this country [England] it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others' - a very harsh comment at the expense of Admiral John Byng (1704-1757).

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Caught On Film

Prepared for the Wrotham Historical Society to mark the Millennium, this fascinating video, relating the history of Wrotham from the earliest written record in 788 AD to the present day, is now available on DVD.

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