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   *May to June: Besieged at Oxford   *May to June: Besieged at Oxford
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-The history ​of this regiment ​is intertwined with that of [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​lord-john-stuart|Lord John Stuart’s Regiment of Horse]], later led by the Earl of Cleveland, and likely some details are confusedCary was originally Colonel of what became ​Cleveland’s but handed ​command ​over to Lord John Stuart in late 1643 then raised ​his own regiment. ​+The regimental ​history is confused by Symonds'​s mistaken suggestion ​that the regiment was taken over by the Earl of Cleveland who was colonel ​of [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​lord-john-stuart|Lord John Stuart’s Regiment of Horse]]. ​It is believed that Cleveland ​took command ​of Cary's brigade not his regiment.((//The Cavalier Army List Volume 1//, Stuart Reid 2013, Partizan Press ISBN:​978-1-85818-651-1)) 
 =====Flags===== =====Flags=====
 Cary's cornets were noted by Symonds in April 1644.  Cary's cornets were noted by Symonds in April 1644. 
  
-Cary's own troop'​s cornet was red with a creature in a barrel and the motto 'come out you cuckold'​ (Illustration 1) referring to the Earl of Essex'​s notorious marital problems. The creature ​might be a '​fox ​in a barrel' ​or perhaps a stag or reindeer without his antlers+Cary's own troop'​s cornet was red with a creature in a barrel and the motto 'come out you cuckold'​ (Illustration 1); Richard Symonds offers further detail about the creature in his Notebook((British Library Harleian Ms 986)) description "fox pulling the roundhead by the ears". The major's cornet simply bore the motto '​cuckolds we come' (Illustration 2)
  
-The major's cornet ​simply bore the motto 'cuckolds we come' (Illustration 2)+The cuckold taunt of the colonel's cornet ​is often believed to be a reference to the failed marriages of the Earl of Essex; but, when taken with the wording on the major's cornet, it is more likely they are a general insult aimed at all roundheads.
  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====