The Earl of Holland’s Troop of Horse

Active1639
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
CaptainEarl of Holland
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies1639

Also known as The General of Horse’s Troop

English cavalry troop that was raised for the First Bishops’ War of 1639

Service History

1639

  • Raised
  • May: March to the camp at Birks (Quartered with most of the horse at Fishrigg)
  • June: Retire from Kelso
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law

Notes

On June 4th Holland led approximately 1000 horse and 1500 or 2000 foot to drive the Scots from Kelso. With the foot lagging behind, Holland found his horse flanked by Covenanter foot and retired.

Flags

Notable Officers

Earl of Holland

Strength

  • May 1639: 100 men 1)

See Also

1) Rushworth's 'Historical Collections: 1639, March-June', Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 3: 1639-40, pp. 885-946. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74912 Date accessed: 24 June 2014