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Sir Edward Widdrington’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-5
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Edward Widdrington
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignOne known
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1642-4

Royalist Regiment of Horse serving in Yorkshire

Service History

1642

  • December: Repulsed from Bradford

1643

  • March: Battle of Seacroft Moor
  • May: Stormed in Wakefield

1644

  • February to July: Besieged in Scarborough?
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor

1645

  • February: Battle of Melton Mowbray
  • March: Battle of Pontefract
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • November to May 1646: Besieged in Newark?

Notes

Flags

Sir Edward's troop carried a cornet featuring the motto 'DEO ET CAESARI' on a scroll. Unfortunately no record has survived of its tincture. Sir Edward Widdrington in saying little implied much in his Colours, only thus DEO ET CAESARI1).

Notable Officers

Sir Edward Widdrington

See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655