chapter  4
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He was assisted in this enterprise by the drain of troops from the field army back to their native areas. Price’s entire regiment was actually ordered home in early 1643, perhaps to alleviate the pressure on resources around Oxford, and became part of Herbert’s command. The dues of the local clergy were earmarked to support it.5 Howell Gwynne, formerly captain in Stradling’s Foot, became Lieutenant-Colonel in the new foot regiment which Herbert raised for himself.6 The natural resources of Herbert’s area represented yet another advantage. Unlike Charles in the previous autumn he pos * Notes for this chapter are on p. 215.