Jacob Astley, 1st Baron Astley of Reading
British Royalist commander
Jacob Astley (1579 – February 1652) was a Royalist commander in the English Civil War.
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- O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
- Prayer before the Battle of Edgehill (1642), quoted by Sir Philip Warwick, Memoires, 1701.
- You have done your work, boys, and may go play, unless you will fall out among yourselves.
- Address to his Roundhead captors at the end of the Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold (1646) the last field battle of the First English Civil War.