Colonel Robert Mainwaring's Regiment of Horse

Active1645 to 1646?
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelRobert Mainwaring
Area RaisedLondon
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Field ArmiesPoyntz 1645

Parliamentarian cavalry Regiment forming part of the London Brigade serving in the Midlands.

Service History


  • 8th September: Parliament orders 500 horse and 500 Dragoons raised to form the London Brigade
  • 10th October: London Brigade at Northampton
  • 22nd October: Brigade reaches Nottinghamshire
  • 3rd November: Storming of Shelford House
  • 5th November: London Brigade sent to aid Brereton. However with the immediate danger having past is redirected to Market Harborough
  • 21st November: Brigade at St Albans heading back to London claiming that the Parliamentry ordinance only covered two months service.
  • 27th November: Ordered to join Col. Bulstrode covering Royalist advance towards Eastern Association
  • 2nd December: Ordered to join Col. Whalley around Oxford.


Formed the London Brigade together with Col. William Webb’s Dragoons.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Robert Mainwaring

Mainwaring previously served as a Captain in the Green Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands and as Major to Colonel Edmund Harvey’s Regiment of London Horse. He died in 1652.


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