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Sir Henry Bard’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Henry Bard
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesOxford 1643-5

Royalist Regiment of Horse serving with the Oxford Army

Service History


  • July: Defence of Basing House?


  • March: Battle of Cheriton


  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby (led by Lt Col Walker)


Bard once threatened; you are to expect an unsanctified body of horse ………. they shall fire your homes without mercy, hang up your bodies wherever they shall find them, and scare your ghosts into their drabbling garrison.

Flags & Equipment

Armed with pistols and carbines, at least partly.

Notable Officers

Sir Henry Bard

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Add.Mss.18981 f.3 The humble remonstrance of Captain John Balls 28.12.1643. Commissioned Captain in Col Bards Regiment of Horse and that he raised 34 horse and 48 horsemen and supplied 12 carbines and 12 cases of pistols. The horses were stolen by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Charles Blount, Lieutenant Colonel to Sir Jacob Astley.


  • March 1644: Probably a single troop at Cheriton
  • May 1645: 100 men at Leicester1)

See Also

1) British Library Harleian Ms 911