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Lord Newburgh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1656 to
CountryScotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsAnglo-Spanish War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Newburgh
Sir William Urry
Area RaisedFlanders
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles II 1658

Also Sir William Urry’s Regiment of Foot

Regiment raised for Charles II in exile from Scotsmen in Flanders, they fought at the Battle of the Dunes

Service History

1656

  • Raised in Flanders from Scots Royalists

1657

1658

  • June: Battle of the Dunes

Notes

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. Originally to be Lt Gen Middleton's Regiment, instead Middleton was sent on a diplomatic mission to Poland and instead Lord Newburgh raised a regiment of exiled Scots Royalists, led in the field by Sir William Urry. In July 1658 the regiment fought at the Battle of the Dunes in Muskerry’s brigade, but the French and English Protectorate forces were victorious.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Newburgh

Sir William Urry

Sir William Urry, brother of the multiple turncoat Sir John Urry.

Strength

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