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Sir William Boteler’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir William Boteler
Richard Thornhill
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1643-4
Oxford 1644
Goring 1645
Hopton 1646

Later Colonel Richard Thornhill’s Regiment of Horse

Royalist regiment of horse serving with Hopton, the Oxford Army, then in the West

Service History

1643

  • December: Siege of Arundel?
  • December: Battle of Alton
  • December to January 1644: Besieged at Arundel?

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge, Boteler killed, Thornhill takes over
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Relief of Donnington Castle

1645

  • May: Skirmish at Hinton St George with other Royalists by mistake
  • May to July: Siege of Taunton
  • July: Battle of Langport
  • July to August: Besieged at Sherborne Castle?

1646

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

Notes

In May 1645 they skirmished with Sir William Courtney’s Regiment of Royalist horse by mistake, thinking them Parliamentarians.

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir William Boteler

Sir William Boteler was killed at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.

Colonel Richard Thornhill

Royalist conspirator during the inter-regnum

Strength

See Also