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Sir Francis Wortley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Francis Wortley
Sir Robert Howard
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field Armies

Later Sir Robert Howard's Regiment of Horse

Yorkshire horse at the First Siege of Hull

Service History

1642

  • July: First siege of Hull
  • October: Skirmish at Wirksworth

1643

  • February: Besieged in Stafford
  • April: Battle of Tankersley Moor?

1644

  • June: Stormed at Wortley Hall?

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Francis Wortley

Sir Francis Wortley was briefly famous as the first Royalist to draw his sword for the King, in April 1642. He was captured in 1644 and remained as a prisoner in London until his death in 1652. His son, another Francis Wortley, also served the King as a colonel until surrendering in 16451).

Sir Robert Howard

Strength

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