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February 24, 2012

Colonel Robert Hammond

Painted by by Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen, also known as Cornelius Johnson. This Colonel Hammond wasn’t the one who was for a while govenor of Carisbrooke Castle and jailor of Charles I whilst he was kept there before being moved to London for trial, but actually a Royalist officer from Kent who took part in the Kentish rising of the second civil war in 1646.  Smart lace edged band and a lot of braid decorating his doublet. The Colonell also wears an ebrroidered orange scarf around his waist. His example is not plain, but finely embroidered. Portrait hangs in Canterbury. Thanks to Jan Toms for pointing out my mistake.

February 24, 2012

Colonell Alexander Popham

Parliamentary member and Colonell of the Littlecote garrison painted on a horse in 1650 by an unknown artist. This painting hangs in the National Armies Museum in Leeds. Notice how he has tied his large falling band so it doesn’t flap around as he’s riding.