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-The regiment appears to have originally been one of the Cornish Trained Bands of Foot. They may have been involved in Lord Goring'​s siege of Taunton in 1645, but three of Sir John's sons also served as Royalist colonels so this is uncertain. They served as the garrison of Pendennis Castle, with a detachment at St Mawes Castle. On 12th March 1646 Fairfax summoned St Mawes, which immediately surrendered,​ with 160 arms and 12 or 13 cannon. Pendennis Castle was then besieged by the New Model Army from 18th March to 17th August 1646, surrendering to [[new-model-army:​foot-regiments:​richard-fortescue|Colonel Richard Fortescue]],​ supported by a naval squadron under Batten. The surviving garrison of 886 men and 95 guns included the remnants of many West Country Royalist regiments.+The regiment appears to have originally been one of the Cornish Trained Bands of Foot. They served as the garrison of Pendennis Castle, with a detachment at St Mawes Castle. On 12th March 1646 Fairfax summoned St Mawes, which immediately surrendered,​ with 160 arms and 12 or 13 cannon. Pendennis Castle was then besieged by the New Model Army from 18th March to 17th August 1646, surrendering to [[new-model-army:​foot-regiments:​richard-fortescue|Colonel Richard Fortescue]],​ supported by a naval squadron under Batten. The surviving garrison of 886 men and 95 guns included the remnants of many West Country Royalist regiments.
  
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 Sir [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​John_Arundell_(born_1576)|John Arundell]] (1576 to 1656?) was an ardent Royalist nicknamed "Jack for the King". He had served as an MP for Cornwall, though not in the Long Parliament. Governor of Pendennis Castle from around 1643, his was one of the last English Royalist strongholds to capitulate at the end of the First Civil War.  Sir [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​John_Arundell_(born_1576)|John Arundell]] (1576 to 1656?) was an ardent Royalist nicknamed "Jack for the King". He had served as an MP for Cornwall, though not in the Long Parliament. Governor of Pendennis Castle from around 1643, his was one of the last English Royalist strongholds to capitulate at the end of the First Civil War. 
  
-On being summoned to surrender by Sir Thomas Fairfax he replied //"I resolve that I will here bury myself before I deliver up this castle to such as fight against His Majesty, and that nothing you can threaten is formidable to me in respect of the loss of loyalty and conscience." ​ +On being summoned to surrender by Sir Thomas Fairfax he replied //"I resolve that I will here bury myself before I deliver up this castle to such as fight against His Majesty, and that nothing you can threaten is formidable to me in respect of the loss of loyalty and conscience."//​ Enduring a five-month [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Pendennis_Castle#​The_siege_of_Pendennis_Castle|siege]],​ he was forced to surrender on 17th August 1646 due to starvation of the garrison, having been dissuaded from his plan of exploding the castle'​s gunpowder store rather than yield.
-// Enduring a five-month [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Pendennis_Castle#​The_siege_of_Pendennis_Castle|siege]],​ he was forced to surrender on 17th August 1646 due to starvation of the garrison, having been dissuaded from his plan of exploding the castle'​s gunpowder store rather than yield.+
  
 He is not to be confused with his son Colonel John Arundell who led a regiment of horse and was killed before Plymouth in 1644. As well as the unfortunate John Arundell, two more of Sir John's sons, William and Richard fought as Royalist Colonels in the First Civil War, they took over [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​john-trevannion|Colonel John Trevannion’s Regiment of Foot]] after Trevannion was killed at Bristol. ​ He is not to be confused with his son Colonel John Arundell who led a regiment of horse and was killed before Plymouth in 1644. As well as the unfortunate John Arundell, two more of Sir John's sons, William and Richard fought as Royalist Colonels in the First Civil War, they took over [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​john-trevannion|Colonel John Trevannion’s Regiment of Foot]] after Trevannion was killed at Bristol. ​