Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Horse
The latest five minutes of the spotlight falls upon the Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Horse; coincidentally, this is the 300th post. Which surprises me as I never thought I'd be able to blather on this much. A little celebratory sherry might be in order.
The Regiment was large, they were able to field 11 troops at Marston Moor, and as a result, they had an additional Colonel. The Regiment's troops had cornets with different coloured fields: Manchester's cornet had a green field; Colonel Algernon Sidney's cornet had a blue field; Captain Robert Sparrow's had a red field; Captain William Dingley's cornet also had a red field; Captain Thomas Hammond's cornet had a blue field; and Captain Valentine Walton's cornet also had a red field.
As Manchester's they fought at the siege of King’s Lynn; the siege of Bolingbroke Castle; Winceby; the siege of York; Marston Moor; the siege of Sheffield Castle; the siege of Staveley House; the siege of Bolsover Castle; the siege of South Wingfield; Second Newbury; and the standoff at Donnington.
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