Sir Nicholas Byron’s Troop of Horse

Active1640
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsSecond Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
CaptainSir Nicholas Byron
Area Raised
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignTree & motto
Field Armies

English horse of the Second Bishops’ War of 1640

Service History

1640

  • Raised

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Byron's horse carried a red cornet showing a green tree and the motto AGITATA VERESCO on a banner, translated as though shaken, I flourish1).

Notable Officers

Sir Nicholas Byron

Led regiments of foot in both Bishops' Wars and joined the Royalists in the First Civil War. He was Colonel-General of Cheshire and Shropshire in 1642, then Governor of Chester.

Strength

A single troop?

See Also

1) The English Emblem Tradition, Vol 3 Emblematic flag devices of the English Civil Wars 1642-1660. Alan R. Young, Toronto 1995, ISBN 0-8020-5739-X