Earl of Rothes’ Regiment of Horse

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Rothes
Area RaisedFife
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Covenanter cavalry regiment raised in the Third Civil War fighting at Worcester

Service History

1650

  • December: Rothes commissioned colonel of horse for Fife

1651

  • Raised in Fife
  • March: Quartered at Dumfries
  • May: Assigned to Leslie’s 1st Cavalry Brigade
  • June: Ordered to Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester

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

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Rothes

Captured at Worcester

Strength

See Also