EAST RIDING YEOMANRY CAVALRY

Articles of Enrollment, for the Corps of Cavalry to be Raised in Holderness...to be called The East Riding Yeomanry Cavalry.

Date: 1794

Single sheet, 18.5 x 15 inches, corner mounted on stiff paper. A detailed advertising broadsheet setting out the terms of enrollment [2 shillings a day], provision of arms and uniform, days of exercise, etc. The various Yeomanry Cavalry were raised as a result of an Act of Parliament for the defence of the realm during the Napoleonic Wars. The East Riding Yeomanry Cavalry was disbanded in 1801; reformed in 1803 as the Grimston Yeomanry Cavalry and disbanded again in 1814. It reformed again in 1902 as the East Riding Yeomanry.

£400

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