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 +The regiment'​s history is discussed in Firth, C. H. (1898), [[http://​archive.org/​stream/​transactions17royauoft#​page/​67/​mode/​1up|Royalist and Cromwellian Armies in Flanders, 1657-1662]],​ Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, pp. 67–119
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 Charles II began to raise an army at Bruges in Flanders in 1656, having signed a treaty to ally with Spain against France and Cromwellian England. Nominally commanded by Charles’ younger brother Henry, the regiment was formed from Lord Taafe’s Irish soldiers. When Turenne opened his campaign in May 1658, the Duke of Gloucester'​s regiment were mostly captured at Mount Cassel and therefore played no part in the Battle of the Dunes. In 1659 William Taafe replaced his father as field commander. By 1661 the regiment were in garrison at Mardyke and in 1662 were disbanded. ​ Charles II began to raise an army at Bruges in Flanders in 1656, having signed a treaty to ally with Spain against France and Cromwellian England. Nominally commanded by Charles’ younger brother Henry, the regiment was formed from Lord Taafe’s Irish soldiers. When Turenne opened his campaign in May 1658, the Duke of Gloucester'​s regiment were mostly captured at Mount Cassel and therefore played no part in the Battle of the Dunes. In 1659 William Taafe replaced his father as field commander. By 1661 the regiment were in garrison at Mardyke and in 1662 were disbanded. ​