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 +======Colonel Robert Laurence’s Regiment of Horse======
 +<WRAP right>
 +|**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +|**Colonel**|Robert Laurence|
 +|**Area Raised**|Dorset?​|
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**| |
 +|**Field Armies**| |
 +//Royalist Regiment of Horse probably forming the garrison of Corfe Castle //
 +===== Service History =====
 +  *June to August: Besieged at Corfe Castle?
 +  ​
 +  *October to February: Besieged at Corfe Castle
 +  *February: Surrender of Corfe Castle
 +In 1643 Corfe garrison included two Captains, Bond and Laurence. Laurence is known to have commanded a cavalry regiment and was present at the final siege, though referred to as Major Laurence. Although not conclusive it seems likely that Laurence’s Regiment formed the garrison of Corfe. ​
 +===== Flags=====
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====Mary, Lady Bankes====
 +Led the defenders of Corfe Castle during the first siege of 1643.
 +====Colonel Robert Laurence====
 +From West Bagborough, Somerset. ​
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====