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 A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940 A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  
-Alsop’s regiment were raised in England in 1657 for service in Flanders and likely included a draft from Colonel Prides. They were placed under Reynolds’ command and joined the French army of Turenne at St Quentin in the June, fighting at the siege of Mardyke, then forming part of the garrison over the winter. In 1658 they were drawn out to join Turenne’s army again and played a notable part in the victory at the Battle of the Dunes. Subsequently the regiment garrisoned Dunkirk, where they stayed for the next four years. In 1661 Lord Ossory was made colonel, but Alsop remained as Lieutenant Colonel, then Ossory was replaced by Lord Falkland. In November 1662 Charles II disbanded the regiment and the remaining soldiers were shipped to Tangier along with Alsop where they were eventually incorporated into the 'Old Tangier'​ Regiment. The Old Tangier Regiment became the [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​2nd_Regiment_of_Foot|Second,​ or Queen’s Regiment of Foot]], the senior English Regiment of the line in the British army, where it has now been amalgamated into the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Princess_of_Wales'​s_Royal_Regiment|Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment]]. ​+Alsop’s regiment were raised in England in 1657 for service in Flanders and likely included a draft from [[new-model-army:​foot-regiments:​edward-harley|Colonel Pride'Regiment of Foot]]. They were placed under Reynolds’ command and joined the French army of Turenne at St Quentin in the June, fighting at the siege of Mardyke, then forming part of the garrison over the winter. In 1658 they were drawn out to join Turenne’s army again and played a notable part in the victory at the Battle of the Dunes. Subsequently the regiment garrisoned Dunkirk, where they stayed for the next four years. In 1661 Lord Ossory was made colonel, but Alsop remained as Lieutenant Colonel, then Ossory was replaced by Lord Falkland. In November 1662 Charles II disbanded the regiment and the remaining soldiers were shipped to Tangier along with Alsop where they were eventually incorporated into the 'Old Tangier'​ Regiment. The Old Tangier Regiment became the [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​2nd_Regiment_of_Foot|Second,​ or Queen’s Regiment of Foot]], the senior English Regiment of the line in the British army, where it has now been amalgamated into the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Princess_of_Wales'​s_Royal_Regiment|Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment]]. ​
  
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