This is an old revision of the document!


Sir John Suckling’s Troop of Horse

Active1639
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
CaptainSir John Suckling
Area Raised
CoatsScarlet
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies1639

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

Service History

1639

  • Raised
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law

Notes

Outfitting Suckling's troop was said to have cost him £12,000. Suckling's efforts were satirised in verse, On Sir John Suckling's most warlike preparations for the Scottish war.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The troop apparently wore splendid scarlet coats and plumed hats.

Notable Officers

Sir John Suckling

Suckling was a celebrated and notorious Cavalier poet.

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