Fife Whiggamores

Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
Horse
ColonelEarl of Leven?
Area RaisedFife
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Field ArmiesWhiggamores 1648

Fife anti-Engager Whiggamores of 1648

Service History

1648

  • September: Raised in Fife
  • September: March to Falkirk
  • September: Disbanded after the Treaty of Stirling

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Not a regiment, but a force of horse and foot participating in something in-between a military coup and a peasants' revolt known as the Whiggamore Raid. Numbers are unknown. The Fife men marched to Falkirk, joining Eglinton's force from Edinburgh disbanding after negotiations with the Engagers, and the Treaty of Stirling.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Leven

Lord Balrerino

Lord Balfour of Burleigh

Lord Elcho

Strength

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