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royalist:horse-regiments:duke-of-york-s-lifeguard [08/12/2013 21:59]
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 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
 +The regiment'​s history is discussed in Firth, C. H. (1898), [[http://​archive.org/​stream/​transactions17royauoft#​page/​67/​mode/​1up|Royalist and Cromwellian Armies in Flanders, 1657-1662]],​ Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, pp. 67–119
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 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. Charles’ brother, James, Duke of York raised a troop of horse for a Lifeguard. In July 1658 they fought well at the Battle of the Dunes, but the French and English Protectorate forces were victorious. ​ 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. Charles’ brother, James, Duke of York raised a troop of horse for a Lifeguard. In July 1658 they fought well at the Battle of the Dunes, but the French and English Protectorate forces were victorious. ​