Lord Loughborough’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
Active1642-46
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Loughborough
Area Raised
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignOne Known
Field ArmiesOxford 1642
Loughborough 1642-6

Royalist regiment of horse commanded by Henry Hastings, Lord Loughborough, based at Ashby de la Zouch

Service History

1642

  • September: Battle of Powick Bridge (single troop)
  • October: Battle of Edgehill (single troop)

1643

  • January: Besieged at Ashby de la Zouch?
  • March: Battle of Hopton Heath
  • March: Skirmish at Lichfield?
  • April: Siege of Lichfield?
  • August: Relief of Eccleshall Castle?
  • September: Raid on Nottingham?
  • October: Skirmish at Trent Bridge?
  • October: Battle of Wem and Leigh Bridge??
  • ?: Siege of Tutbury Castle

1644

  • February: Skirmish at Ashbourne
  • March: Battle of Cotes Bridge
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • September: Skirmish at Costock

1645

  • April: Storm of Ledbury
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Besieged at Leicester?
  • September to February 1646: Besieged at Ashby de la Zouch
  • December: Skirmish at Coleorton?

1646

  • February: Surrender of Ashby de la Zouch
  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold

Notes

Flags

Symonds recorded the regiment as having “blew colours”2). One known cornet design from the regiment is that of Captain Sir Richard Astley: it is carved upon his tomb, Sir Richard is depicted at the head of a troop of horse with a trumpeter whose trumpet banner also bears a cinquefoil. This was interpreted by Brigadier Young as being a white cinquefoil on a blue field.

Notable Officers

'Blind Harry’ Hastings, Lord Loughborough

Capt Sir Richard Astley

An impressive memorial to Sir Richard is located in St Mary's Church, Patshull.

Strength

  • May 1645: 3 troops with 100 men at Leicester3)

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) , 3) British Library Harleian Ms 911