Col Thomas Tyldesley

Died aged c. 39

Sir Thomas Tyldesley (1612 – 25 August 1651) was a supporter of Charles I and a Royalist commander during the English Civil War.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Near this spot on 2nd July 1643, during the English Civil War, Colonel Thomas Tyldesley led a desperate cavalry charge over the famous 36-arched Trent Bridge to storm the town of Burton. The event being personally witnessed by Queen Henrietta Maria. For this exploit of signal valour, Thomas Tyldesley was subsequently knighted by King Charles I.

Burton Bridge, Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom where they led a cavalry charge (1643)