Prince Maurice’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-46
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelPrince Maurice
Area Raised
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesOxford

Royalist regiment of horse commanded by Prince Maurice, younger brother of Prince Rupert

Service History

1642

  • September: Battle of Powick Bridge
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • December: Quartered at Faringdon

1643

  • January: Standoff at Cirencester
  • February: Storm of Cirencester
  • April: Taking of Evesham
  • April: Skirmish at Little Dean
  • April: Skirmish at Upton Bridge
  • April: Battle of Ripple Field
  • April: Battle of Caversham Bridge
  • June: Skirmish at Chewton Mendip
  • June: Skirmish at Glastonbury and Somerton
  • July: Skirmish at Bradford on Avon
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August: Skirmish at Torrington?
  • August: Taking of Appledore?
  • September: Siege of Barnstaple
  • September: Siege of Exeter
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October to December: Siege of Plymouth

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton (under Maj. Robert Legge)
  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis?
  • June: Battle of Tipton Green
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Relief of Donnington

1645

  • January: Repulsed from Abingdon?
  • February: Relief of Chester
  • April: Skirmish at Sherborne Field?
  • April: Relief of Beeston Castle
  • May: Siege of Hawkesley House?
  • May: Stormed at Evesham (det)
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • July: Skirmish at Alcester?
  • August: Storm of Huntingdon
  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath

1646

  • January: Skirmish at Tutbury
  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold

Notes

A history of the regiment by Bob Giglio is shown at the ECWSA website

Flags

Symonds noted red flags for this regiment, but did not mention any designs.

Notable Officers

Prince Maurice

Captain Richard Atkyns

Richard Atkyns was at first a Captain in Lord Chandos’ Regiment of Horse but soon transferred Prince Maurice’s Regiment He wrote a lively account of his part in the 1643 campaigns with Maurice.

Strength

  • October 1642: 4 troops at Edgehill
  • March 1644: At least 300 men in 7 troops at Cheriton
  • May 1645: 150 horse at Leicester1)

See Also

1) British Library Harleian Ms 911