Rupert was a noted German soldier and nephew of King Charles I of England. He followed a military career from an early age fighting against Spain in the Netherlands and opposite the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War. Moving to England in 1642, at the beginning of the Civil War, he was appointed, by his uncle, commander of all Royalist Cavalry. He became the archetypal “Cavalier” of the period brave, dashing...impetuous! Here we see him on one of his favourite mounts, hat held aloft and greeting his men.
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