Lord General’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Forth
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford 1643-5
Goring 1645

Royalist regiment of horse serving in the Oxford Army then in the West during the First Civil War

Service History

1642

  • December: Quartered around Woodstock

1643

  • April: Battle of Caversham Bridge
  • September: Battle of Aldbourne Chase
  • September: First Battle of Newbury

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Tipton Green
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Relief of Banbury
  • November: Relief of Donnington

1645

  • April: Stormed at Bampton in the Bush
  • July: Battle of Ilminster?
  • July: Battle of Langport

Notes

The first troop was raised by the Earl of Lindsey and served at Edgehill in the Prince of Wales’ Regiment of Horse, at which battle Lindsey was killed leading his regiment of foot. In December 1642 the troop was referred to as The Lord General's Lifeguard Troop of Horse. Later, the troop was expanded to a full regiment for the new Lord General, Lord Forth.

Flags

Notable Officers

Lord Forth

Lt. Col. Edward Hutchinson

Lt. Col. Sir Adrian Scroop

Strength

  • December 1642: One troop

See Also