The English Civil War (1642-1651) started when Charles I raised his royal standard in Nottingham. The split between Charles and Parliament was such that neither side was willing to back down over the principles that they held and war was inevitable as a way in which all problems could be solved. The country split into those who supported the King and those who supported Parliament – the classic ingredients for a civil war. This blog will record my wargaming journey through the English Civil War using 28mm miniatures.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Duke of York’s Regiment of Foote

Colours to the rear!!
Raised by the Merchant Adventurers of London, authorized by Parliament, for Lord Kerry for service in Ireland, they were led by their Lieutenant Colonel, William St Leger. They returned to England in 1643 joining Sir William Vavasour’s force opposing Massey at Gloucester. Joining the Oxford Army, they served on the 1644 campaigns and were destroyed at Naseby.

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