Three horsemen of the New Model Army receiving news from a fourth rider, on moorland. Soldiers who fought mounted on horseback were known as cavalry. During the English Civil Wars (1642-1651) they made up a third to a half of most armies. The men depicted in this painting are harquebusiers or light cavalrymen. A fully equipped harquebusier would possess a sword, a pair of pistols, helmet, buff coat, back and breastplate, and a steel gauntlet to cover his bridle hand.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Painting
Source: National Army Museum
Owner: Porto group (Modernalia)
Identifier: NAM. 1965-05-46-1
Copyright: Out of Copyright
Abstract: English Civil War