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Marquis of Ormond’s Regiment of Foot

Active1656 to
ConflictsAnglo-Spanish War
ColonelMarquis of Ormond
Richard Grace
Area RaisedFlanders
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles II 1658

Also Colonel Richard Grace’s Regiment of Foot

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

Service History


  • Raised in Flanders from Irish Royalists



  • June: Battle of the Dunes


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. Ormond led a regiment of exiled Irish Royalists, commanded in the field by Col. Richard Grace. These had previously been in Spanish employ, then French, and now re-joined the Spanish under Grace. 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

Marquis of Ormond

Richard Grace


  • April 1657: Estimated at 700 men by English news-sheets

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