The Original Commander of the King's Lifeguard Montague Bertie.
Montague Bertie was the Colonel of the Regiment from the time it was formed in the late summer of 1642.
His Father the Earl of Lindsey, was killed at the battle of Edgehill so Montague became the second Earl.
Although initially captured, he was exchanged for prisoners and resumed the command of the Regiment in 1643.
He was one of the King's most loyal commanders serving the King right up until his exection in 1649.
Montague led a quiet life until the restoration of the monarchy and served Charles the 2nd, whereupon he was given the title of Lord Great Chamberlain. He died in 1666 and is buried at the ancesoral home of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.