Colonel Edward King’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEdward King
Area RaisedLincolnshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesManchester 1643
Meldrum 1644

Parliamentarian regiment of horse of the Eastern Association serving in Lincolnshire

Service History

1643

  • October: Raised in Lincolnshire
  • October: Siege of Lincoln?
  • Garrison of Boston, Holland, then Lincoln

1644

  • February to March: Siege of Newark
  • March: Siege of Muskham Bridge
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • August: King dismissed as governor of Boston and Holland

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association1)

Colonel Edward King

Edward King was a captain in Lord Willoughby of Parham’s Regiment of Dragoons but was commissioned colonel in October 1643 and appointed governor of Boston and Holland. He fell out with Lord Willoughby, leading to exchanges of insults and nearly a fight between their respective regiments at the Battle of Newark. Cromwell approved of him initially as the activist and fittest man in Lincolnshire, but in 1644, due to his Presbyterianism, he was briefed against by the Independents as a persecutor of all the honest and zealous conscientious men, leading to his dismissal.

Strength

See Also

1) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8