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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-william-douglas-of-kirkness [17/05/2014 16:47]
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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-william-douglas-of-kirkness [26/08/2016 19:36] (current)
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 ====1650==== ====1650====
-  *July: ​Raised ​in Fife  +  *July: ​Douglas commissioned colonel to raise the regiment ​in Fife and Kinross 
-  *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar, Sir William Douglas ​killed+  *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar, Sir William Douglas ​captured and later died of wounds
   *Taken over by Sir George Douglas?   *Taken over by Sir George Douglas?
  
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 =====Notes==== =====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
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 As was common for Scots foot regiments, the Colonel'​s company carried a white flag while other companies carried coloured flags. The white flag had a red heart, crown and seven stars and the motto //NEC TIMERE NEC TIMIDE// as well as the inscription //COVENANT FOR RELIGION KING AND KINGDOM//, all quite crudely drawn. ​ Flags of the other companies were yellow with a black saltire and various distinctions;​ a gold caravel; a blue fleur de lis. The inscription was //Couanant for Religion King and Kingdomes//​((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) As was common for Scots foot regiments, the Colonel'​s company carried a white flag while other companies carried coloured flags. The white flag had a red heart, crown and seven stars and the motto //NEC TIMERE NEC TIMIDE// as well as the inscription //COVENANT FOR RELIGION KING AND KINGDOM//, all quite crudely drawn. ​ Flags of the other companies were yellow with a black saltire and various distinctions;​ a gold caravel; a blue fleur de lis. The inscription was //Couanant for Religion King and Kingdomes//​((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988))
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 Led at Worcester Led at Worcester
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *July 1650: 700 men to be levied
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====