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 <WRAP right> <WRAP right>
 |**Active**|1643-4| |**Active**|1643-4|
 +| |1648|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
 |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian| |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
 +| |Royalist|
 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +| |Second Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Earl of Warwick| |**Colonel**|Earl of Warwick|
 +| |Henry Farr|
 |**Area Raised**|Essex|  |**Area Raised**|Essex|
 |**Coat Colour**| | |**Coat Colour**| |
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 |**Flag Design**|Plates|  |**Flag Design**|Plates|
 |**Field Armies**|Essex 1643| |**Field Armies**|Essex 1643|
 +| |Lucas 1648|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
-//Essex Trained Band supporting the Parliamentarians in the First Civil War//+//Essex Trained Band supporting the Parliamentarians in the First Civil War, but joining the Royalists and besieged at Colchester in 1648//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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   *July: Siege of Greenland House   *July: Siege of Greenland House
   *July: March back home through London in time for the harvest   *July: March back home through London in time for the harvest
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 +====1648====
 +  *June: Defect to the Royalists
 +  *June: Taking of Braintree
 +  *June: Taking of Colchester
 +  *June to August: Besieged at Colchester
 +  *August: Surrender at Colchester
   
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
 +
 =====Coats and Flags===== =====Coats and Flags=====
 In August 1643 Warwick'​s regiment received 2 new colours with '​spots'​ as devices. At the siege of Greenland House the three Essex Trained Band regiments carried blue, white and yellow flags. However its not recorded which regiment carried which. In August 1643 Warwick'​s regiment received 2 new colours with '​spots'​ as devices. At the siege of Greenland House the three Essex Trained Band regiments carried blue, white and yellow flags. However its not recorded which regiment carried which.
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 A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s //Regiments of the Eastern Association//​((The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8)) A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s //Regiments of the Eastern Association//​((The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8))
 ==== Earl of Warwick==== ==== Earl of Warwick====
-Robert Rich, Second Earl of Warwick (1587-1658). Biographies at [[http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/dev/​biography/​robert-rich-earl-of-warwick.htm|BCW]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Robert_Rich,_2nd_Earl_of_Warwick|Wikipedia]]+[[http://bcw-project.org/​biography/​robert-rich-earl-of-warwick|Robert Rich, Second Earl of Warwick]] (1587-1658) was Lord High Admiral  
 +====Henry Farr==== 
 +Lieutenant Colonel to Warwickhe led the initial Royalist uprising in Colchester and led the regiment as a Royalist colonel during the siege.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *Supposed to be 1000 men in 1643, but Barrington'​s only mustered 200 in the July   *Supposed to be 1000 men in 1643, but Barrington'​s only mustered 200 in the July
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
-===== Links ===== +===== Links===== 
-  +David Appleby'​s very informative article on Farr and the Essex Trained Bands [[https://​www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/​blog/​allegiance-and-the-art-of-survival-colonel-henry-farr/​|Colonel Henry Farr]]