Sir Samuel Luke’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Samuel Luke
Area Raised
Flag Colourred
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesEssex 1643-5

Parliamentarian regiment of horse based at Newport Pagnell

Service History


  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October: Re-occupation of Newport Pagnell


  • February: Repulsed from Hillesden House?
  • May: Skirmish at Gosford Bridge


  • March: Storm of Hillesden House?
  • April: Skirmish at Sherborne Field
  • April: Skirmish at Islip
  • April: Siege of Bletchington House?
  • April: Skirmish at Bampton in the Bush?
  • April: Repulse from Faringdon House?
  • May: Skirmish at Radcot Bridge?


Sir Samuel Luke's troop served with Lord Fielding’s Regiment of Horse until autumn 1643 when he was leading his own unit.


According to Blount: Sir Sam. Luke figured a Biuble and a Map of London, with this motto, LEX SUPREMA, SALUS PATRIAE2) (Illustrated above).

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Sir Samuel Luke

Officer List

In garrison at Newport Pagnell September 1644- March 16453)

  • Sir Samuel Luke's Troop of Horse
  • Captain (later Major) Christopher Ennis' Troop of Horse
  • Captain Henry Andrewes' Troop of Horse


See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine
2) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655
3) The Letter Books of Sir Samuel Luke 1644-45, London 1963