Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelEarl of Manchester
John Lilburne
Area RaisedEssex
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Field ArmiesManchester 1644

Later Colonel John Lilburne's Regiment of Dragoons

Parliamentarian regiment of dragoons of the Eastern Association

Service History


  • August: Raised in Essex


  • February to March: Siege of Newark
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • April: The regiment now commanded by Lilburne
  • May to July: Siege of York
  • July: Skirmish at Poppleton
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor - 5 companies
  • July: Siege of York
  • July: Taking of Tickhill Castle
  • August: Siege of Knaresborough Castle
  • August to October: Siege of Banbury?
  • October: Battle of Denton?
  • October to December: Siege of Crowland
  • November: Garrison of Ely


  • February: Taking of Scarborough
  • March: Battle of Pontefract


Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Earl of Manchester

Lt Col John Lilburne


See Also

Lilburne's forces are re-enacted by Lt. Col. John Lilburne's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.