Arms and armour
1790 - 1800
130 x 317 mm; 965.2 mm (Length)Order this image
Coleridge Cottage, Somerset
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a man of many characters: a poet, a drug addict, a suspected spy and, in 1793, a Trooper in the King's Regiment of Light Dragoons. He adopted the unlikely pseudonym of 'Silas Tomkyn Comberbache', but it was not long before he was discharged as 'insane'.
A dress sword with leather scabbard once worn by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with a framed descriptive note describing its provenance. Coleridge enlisted 2nd December 1793, as a Trooper in the 15th or King's Regiment of Light Dragoons under the name of Silas Tomkyn Comberback.
Coleridge enlisted 2nd December, 1793, as a Trooper in the 15th or King's Regiment of Light Dragoons under the name of Silas Tomkyn Comberback.