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Col. Nathaniel Fiennes’ Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelNathaniel Fiennes
Area RaisedSouth East
Flag Colour
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).

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