Trooper, 1742

The facings of the 5th Horse as it was then were a striking pale blue which probably dates from the arrival of the Hanoverian kings. Before that they were described as being white. The regiment was actually called Tyrawley's Horse from 1739 to 1743 after the Colonel. This print is from the 'Cloathing Book' of 1742 which gives a comprehensive guide to how the ordinary soldiers dressed at the time. The horse furniture has the coat of arms instead of the more usual trophy of arms to be found on the horses of other regiments.

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