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Colonel Richard Bulkeley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1646 to 1648
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
ColonelRichard Bulkeley
Area RaisedAnglesey
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist Anglesey regiment of horse serving in the First and Second Civil Wars

Service History


  • Take Beaumaris Castle?
  • June: Surrender of Beaumaris Castle
  • June to March 1647: Besieged at Harlech Castle?


  • March: Surrender at Harlech Castle?


  • Raised again in the North Wales Rising
  • October: Battle of Beaumaris (one troop)


Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Colonel Richard Bulkeley

Variously said to be nephew or son of Lord Bulkeley, he was a Colonel in the Anglesey Trained bands prior to 1642 while still a minor. Presumably this was a semi-honorary appointment. By 1646 he was colonel of a cavalry regiment, Colonel Richard Bulkeley’s Regiment of Horse and led forces to regain Beaumaris, partly as a negotiating piece to extract better terms from the victorious Parliamentarians1).


See Also

1) The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6 P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2