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-Earl Henry Clifford had been appointed general of the King's forces in Yorkshirenot a military man and having had his forces depleted by the King, he negotiated a truce with Fairfax. Clifford then  requested to be relieved of his command but his request was rejected. Newcastle was encouraged to venture south with his northern army and Clifford relinquished command to Newcastle. However Clifford was still required to raise forces for the king, and to do this he delegated responsibility to his cousin Captain John Hughes. The Earl purchased 'red bayes and blue cloth for the officers'​ if not the men's surcoats and sashes, as well as ensigns'​ staffs and crimson and cerise silk for his emblems on their standards'​((//​Skipton Castle in the Great Civil War 1642-1645//,​ Richard T Spence 1991, Skipton Castle ISBN:​0950697516)).+The military command of Skipton Castle is quite confusing: ​Earl Henry Clifford, whose family seat Skipton Castle was, had been appointed general of the King's forces in Yorkshire. The Earl was not a military man and having had his forces depleted by the King, negotiated a truce with Fairfax. Clifford then  requested to be relieved of his command but his request was rejected. Newcastle was encouraged to venture south with his northern army and Clifford relinquished command ​of Yorkshire ​to Newcastle. However Clifford was still required to raise forces for the king, and to do this he delegated responsibility to his cousin Captain John Hughes ​and to Colonel Sir John Mallory (who took the title Governor of the Castle upon the Earl's death in 1643). The Earl purchased 'red bayes and blue cloth for the officers'​ if not the men's surcoats and sashes, as well as ensigns'​ staffs and crimson and cerise silk for his emblems on their standards'​((//​Skipton Castle in the Great Civil War 1642-1645//,​ Richard T Spence 1991, Skipton Castle ISBN:​0950697516)). ​
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 The Clifford'​s chequey emblem or wyvern crest are believed to have adorned the colours ((//Skipton Castle in the Great Civil War 1642-1645//,​ Richard T Spence 1991, Skipton Castle ISBN:​0950697516)). The Clifford'​s chequey emblem or wyvern crest are believed to have adorned the colours ((//Skipton Castle in the Great Civil War 1642-1645//,​ Richard T Spence 1991, Skipton Castle ISBN:​0950697516)).