Thursday, 13 July 2017

Earl Of Dumbarton's Foot Pikeman 1684 Ralph Mitchard

Reviewed on Putney Heath  in 1684 Nathan Brooks wrote this about them:
'twenty-one companies, two lieutenants to each company, three serjeants, three corporals, and two drums, established: distinguished by red coats lined with white; sashes white, with a white fringe; breeches and stockings light grey; grenadiers distinguished by caps lined white, the lion's face, proper, crowned; flys St Andrew's cross. with thistle and crown circumscribed in the centre 'Nemo me impune lacesit'
“I know these men, they will fight. If I had but them all would go well.”

- Monmouth at Sedgemoor, 1685

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