Thursday, 16 March 2017

16th March 1689 – ON THIS DAY IN RWF HISTORY

Henry, 4th Lord Herbert of Chirbury commissioned to raise a regiment of foot, 1689

On 16 March 1689 King William III authorised nine of his supporters to raise regiments of infantry. Lord Herbert of Chirbury was allocated the counties of Montgomery, Radnor and Shropshire. Pressure of political business soon forced him to resign and he was succeeded by his cousin Charles Herbert. The new Regiment, known as Herbert’s Regiment, assembled
at Ludlow.

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