Here we see Colonel Henry Lunsford leading from the front during the brutal street fighting in the storming of Bristol. In a few moments he will lose his life, shot dead at the top of the Christmas Steps. For many years after, the steps were known as Lunsford's stairs, in honour of his memory.
Prince Rupert was so impressed with the courage and fighting spirit of the regiment, that he took it as his own and renamed it, giving it his own name.
Thus Prince Rupert's Blew coats were born and went on to greater deeds of bravery, fighting for their doomed King in the English Civil War.