Leicester Trained Bands

  • Leicester Trained Band
  • Leicester Trained Band Horse

The Leicester Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 500 men armed with 290 muskets and 210 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 38 lancers and 62 light horse.

On the 30th of May 1645 Nine hundred armed townsmen defended Leicester. These may have included Trained Band men. Despite their efforts the Royalist Oxford army successfully stormed and pillaged the city.