Col. Nathaniel Fiennes’ Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelNathaniel Fiennes
Area RaisedSouth East
Flag ColourOrange
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesEssex 1643

Parliamentarian regiment of horse raised for the Earl of Essex’s army but serving in the West Country

Service History


  • February: Fiennes commissioned Colonel
  • February: Put down rising at Sherborne, Portland and Corfe
  • March: Garrison of Bristol
  • March: Battle of Highnam (1 troop under Capt John Fiennes)
  • April: Loss of Tewkesbury? (1 troop under Capt John Fiennes)
  • April: Siege of Portland?
  • May: Skirmish at Frome
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Siege of Devizes
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • July: Besieged in Bristol
  • Reduced into other regiments of Essex's army, including Behre's and Sheffield's



According to Blount: Col Fines (second Son to the Lord Say) figured the Goddesse Pallas with a Lance or Spear in one hand, and a book or roll of papers in the other, and the motto, UTRAQUE PALLADE1).

According to Prestwich; Captaine Fines, fecond fonne to the Lord Viscount Say and Seale. The cornet orange; the bafe part a mount Vert, ftanding on which, in front, the Goddess Bellone, appareled in crimfon, Azure, and gold ; helmet gold, adorned with a bloody or red plume ; in her right-hand extended a roll; in her left a fpear, proper fhafted, gold over head ; a label fpread, of filver, with this motto in Roman Sable letters, UTRAQUE PALLADE ; the fcroll on the back gold, as all others are in this lift ; the front filver ; the cornet, as they all are, taffelled of the laft ; fringed with filver and orange2).

Notable Officers

Nathaniel Fiennes

Nathaniel Fiennes had served as a captain in Sir William Balfour's Regiment of Horse, leading his troop at Powick Bridge and Edgehill.


See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655
2) Prestwich's Respublica, London, 1787