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The Duke of York’s Regiment of Horse

Active 1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Charles Cavendish
Sir Samuel Tuke
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Also Sir Charles Cavendish’s Regiment of Horse, later Sir Samuel Tuke’s Regiment of Horse

Royalist regiment of horse nominally led by Prince James the Duke of York but in fact by Cavendish, then Tuke during the First Civil War

Service History


  • March: Storm of Grantham
  • April: Battle of Ancaster Heath
  • May: Battle of Grantham
  • July: Storm of Burton on Trent
  • July: Battle of Gainsborough, Cavendish and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Markham killed
  • October: Battle of Winceby


  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • May: Storm of Stockport?
  • May: Storm of Bolton?
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August: Skirmish at Malpas
  • November: Relief of Donnington


  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • July: Battle of Langport


  • Combined into the Prince of Wales’ Regiment of Horse
  • February: Battle of Torrington
  • March: Skirmish at St Columb
  • March: Surrender at Truro


Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

James, Duke of York

Prince James, second son of King Charles I.

Sir Charles Cavendish

Charles Cavendish, second son of the Earl of Devonshire, was killed at the Battle of Gainsborough by James Berry, Cromwell's Captain-Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Markham

Killed with Cavendish at Gainsborough on 28 July 1643. Death noted in Mercurius Aulicus's account of the battle (Week 31, p.413). Mini biography in P.R. Newman's Royalist Officers in England and Wales (p.246).

Sir Samuel Tuke


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