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 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.  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. 
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 +In 1648 [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​thomas-lord-grey-of-groby|Lord Grey of Groby]] raised troops in Leicestershire to defend against the Scots invasion, whether these can be counted as militia or trained bands is uncertain. ​
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 +In 1651 the Leicestershire militia were ordered to rendezvous at Northampton. Lord Grey's regiment fought at the Battle of Worcester and might well have been part of the Leicestershire militia. ​