Duke of Buckingham’s Regiment of Horse

Active1648
1651
CountryEngland
Scotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelDuke of Buckingham
Area RaisedSurrey
Scotland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHolland 1648
Charles 1651

Royalist horse forming part of the Surrey rising in 1648, raised again in Scotland in 1651

Service History

1648

  • July: Taking of Kingston
  • July: Repulsed from Kingston Castle
  • July: Skirmish at Kingston (Surbiton)
  • July: Skirmish at St Neot’s

1651

  • February: Raised in Scotland, from English reformados, volunteers and deserters
  • May: Assigned to 7th Cavalry Brigade
  • September: Battle of Worcester

Notes

A history of the unit in 1651 is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Flags and Equipment

The additional 100 horse of July 1651 were supposed to be equipped with sword, pistols, back and breast and helmet, as well as a horse, however its uncertain whether or how many recruits were forthcoming.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Duke of Buckingham

Strength

  • February 1651: 1 troop
  • July 1651: To be increased by 100 horse from Perthshire and Stirling

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