Earl of Oxford’s Regiment of Horse Trooper Sword

£2,950.00

Earl of Oxford’s Regiment of Horse Trooper Sword, Later The Royal Horse guards late 17th Century
with single-edged blade double-edged towards the point, brass hilt comprising double shell-guard cast in relief on each side with the crowned crest and motto of Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford and linked to the knuckle-guard by a scrolled bar on each side, short rear quillon, large globular pommel en suite with the shell-guard, and original wooden grip bound with twisted wire blade 36 inches overall 42 inches Notes: Lt. General Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford KG was appointed Colonel of the regiment on 26 January 1661 until 4 February 1668. In December 1668 he was reappointed Colonel until his death in 1703. He was described as ‘a man of loose morals but of inoffensive temper and of courtly manners’. The regiment enjoyed the King’s favour and was entrusted with special duties attaching it to the sovereign

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