Sir Richard Tempest’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644, 1648
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Richard Tempest
Area RaisedDurham
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGlenham 1644
Newcastle 1644
Langdale 1645
Langdale 1648

Royalist regiment of horse serving in Northumberland then with Newcastle, raised again in 1648

Service History

1644

  • January: Loss of Morpeth
  • February to October: Besieged in Newcastle (det)
  • March: Battle of Penshaw Hill
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor

1648

  • Raised again
  • July: Skirmish at Cartington

Notes

In 1648 the regiment was destroyed by Lilburne at Cartington. Tempest was captured but escaped after breakfast.

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Richard Tempest

Third Baronet Tempest

Strength

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