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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

A Catholic from Northumberland

See Also

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