The 3rd Foot; so called because at Albuera they cracked the
heads of the Polish Lancers, then opened and retreated, but in a few
minutes came again into the field and did most excellent service. Now
called “The East Kent.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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