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Sir Richard Grenville’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Richard Grenville
Area RaisedCornwall
Flag ColourRed?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGrenville 1644-6

Royalist regiment of Cornish horse raised by notorious turncoat “Skellum” Grenville in 1644

Service History

1644

  • July: Battle of Horsbridge?
  • August: Taking of Bodmin
  • August: Taking of Respryn Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • August: Skirmish on Caradon Down
  • September to January 1646: Siege of Plymouth
  • October: Storm of Saltash

1645

  • July: Battle of Langport (det)

1646

  • February: Battle of Torrington
  • March: Surrender at Truro

Notes

By 1646 was known as Sir Richard Grenville’s Lifeguard of horse.

Flags

Red

Notable Officers

Sir Richard Grenville

Strength

See Also