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Earl of Bedford’s Lifeguard of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
Active1642-44
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
CaptainEarl of Bedford
Anselman
Area Raised
Flag Colourwhite
Flag Designpatterned
Field ArmiesEssex 1642-44

Parliamentarian troop of Cuirassiers of the Earl of Essex’s army

Service History

1642

  • September: Siege of Sherborne Castle
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green

1643

1644

  • Spring: Disbanded

Notes

Bedford joined the Royalists in the late summer of 1643 but the troop continued as part of Essex’s army under Captain Anselman until the spring of 1644.

Flags

According to Prestwich; William Earle of Bedford Lord Generall. Argent, diapered with flourifhing Sable, fringed with filver and Sable, taffelled Or (Illustration 1).

Notable Officers

Earl of Bedford

Captain Anselman

Strength

See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine