King's Dragoon Guards

Officer, 1689

Officers of Horse were not bound by strict dress regulations at this time and their dress did not conform to the mens' uniform which, as 2nd Queen's Regiment was described as red coats lined yellow with silver lace. For a few years they wore cuirasses but they were discontinued by this time. The coats of regiments of horse were more crimson than those of dragoons who at that time were regarded as no more than mounted infantry. The officer here wears his sash round his waist whereas for the first half of the 18th century it was worn over the left shoulder.

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