thanks to Wienand Drenth for finding this.
A drawing of four soldiers,
facing front, similarly clad in brownish-grey coats, cuffs and woollen
stockings, but with different hats. They all bear their guns on their
shoulders. Inscribed, verso: A. Van Everding / 10 Novr 1777. The old
attribution to Allart van Everdingen was based on the inscription on the
verso, however the soldiers' equipment indicates that the drawing was
executed after his death in 1675, and probably dates from the early
years of the eighteenth century.
All are welcome to the English Civil War Society's
2015 re-enactment of the 1643 - 44 siege of Brampton Bryan castle, at
Aardvark Books, 15-16th August 2015! Adult entry £2, under-16s Free.
Come and see pike actions, cannon, muskets, cavalry, living history
village, 17th century letterpress printing by Press Genepy, and the
story of Brilliana Harley's brave defence of the castle against Royalist
From the Wiki
The Régiment Royal Deux-Ponts, (Zweibrücken/Two Bridges) was a German-French infantry regiment created under the Ancien Regime
in 1757. The regiment was raised on 1 April 1757 by the duc de
Deux-Ponts (Herzogtum Zweibrücken) in his estates as well as in Alsatian
bailiwicks. This family owned the Petite-Pierre county, the bailiwicks
of Bischwiller, Guttemberg, Seltz and Hagenbach. Outside France, it also
owned the bailiwicks of Neucastel, Barbelroth, Cleeburg and Weylenbourg
The regiment initially counted 2 battalions but was soon increased to
3 battalions. In February 1758, the regiment was increased to 4
battalions. On January 18, 1760, when the German Infantry was
reorganised, the regiment was reduced to its original strength.
It was commanded by Baron de Clozen in 1758 and from February 20, 1761 to February 21, 1765 by Baron de Scheidt . Read more on the Project Seven Years War page on the unit
Lieutenant and Lieutenant-Colonel Randolph Egerton MP (d 1681), the King's Troop of Horse Guards, 1672 (c).
Oil on canvas by Jan Wyck (1645 (c)-1700), 1672 (c).
In one of the earliest colour representations of a regimental uniform
of King Charles II's Standing Army, Colonel Egerton wears the uniform
of an officer of the King's Troop of Horse Guards (later the Life
Egerton fought on the Royalist side in the Civil Wars of Britain
(1639-1651), commanding his own regiment of horse. A captain at the
Battle of Edgehill in 1642, he rapidly gained promotion and by 1645 he
was a major-general. The following year he surrendered Ludlow Garrison
to a Parliamentary force and was later implicated in various royalist
conspiracies for which he was sent briefly to the Tower of London.
After the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Egerton became
lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel in the 1st King's Troop of Horse
Guards. In 1666, he raised one of eight troops of 'Select Militia' under
the Duke of Richmond. From 1661 to 1679, he was also the Member of
Parliament for Staffordshire.
The action in the background of this painting is thought to represent
a battle from the 3rd Dutch War (1672-1674). Though no evidence
survives to confirm that Egerton took part in this campaign, it is
probable that he joined the force of 50 men selected from each of the
three troops of the Horse Guards who went with many gentlemen volunteers
on active service in the Low Countries. Egerton continued to serve with
the regiment until his death on 20 October 1681. He is buried in
Alan Larsen posted these photos on my Monmouth Rebellion Facebook Group and I had to share with you it being Sedgemoor day and all. He was keen to stress that it is a work in progress but I think you will agree that it is pretty darned good already.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF DRAGOONS - from the wiki
The regiment was first raised as a single troop of veterans of the Parliamentary Army in 1661, shortly thereafter expanded to four troops as the Tangier Horse, taking the name from their service in Tangier.
Three of the four troops of the Tangier's regiment were originally troops in the English Regiment of Light Horse in France attached to the French army of Louis XIV and under the command of Sir Henry Jones. They were constituted in 1672 and after Jones was killed during the siege of Maastricht in 1675, while serving with the Duke of Monmouth,
command passed to the Duke. The regiment was recalled to England in
1678 (it was disbanded in France and reformed in England with most of
the same officers) with the expectation of fighting in a war against
France. In early 1679 it was disbanded and then reformed in June of that
year as Gerard's Regiment of Horse (it colonel being Charles Gerard), with most of the same officers and men, to police the Covenanters
in Scotland. The regiment was disbanded in late 1679 and three of its
captains, John Coy, Thomas Langston and Charles Nedby along with their
troopers went out to Tangier in 1680 as reinforcements. When they
returned in 1684, they joined the what became a new permanent regiment
of the Royal Dragoons.
They were ranked as the 1st Dragoons, the oldest cavalry regiment of
the line, in 1674; on their return to England in 1683 the three troops
were joined with three newly raised troops and titled The King's Own Royal Regiment of Dragoons, named for Charles II. In 1690 they were renamed as simply The Royal Regiment of Dragoons