Sir William Mason’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir William Mason
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1644
Langdale 1645

Royalist regiment of horse serving in the Marquis of Newcastle’s army in 1644 then with Langdale’s Northern Horse

Service History

1643

  • Raised

1644

  • July: Battle of Marston Moor

1645

  • February: Battle of Melton Mowbray
  • March: Battle of Pontefract
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • October: Battle of Sherburn in Elmet

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir William Mason

A barrister from Norfolk, he raised a force from the Inns of Court to guard the King's person in January 1642 and aided Charles in the attempt to seize the five members. In 1643 he was commissioned Colonel in Newcastle's army1).

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