Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foot

We've already met Lord Hopton and his Regiment of Horse, so if you'd like to find out a little bit more about Lord Hopton, and his friendship across the lines of battle with Sir William Waller have a look at my entry for his Regiment of Horse.

Hopton's Foot were raised around Bristol in 1643. It is believed that they took place in the storm of Bristol in July of that year. Parts of the Regiment took part in the siege of Gloucester, a skirmish at Stow, First Newbury and the standoff at Farnham.

The full Regiment fought at Cheriton, Cropredy Bridge, Lostwithiel, Second Newbury and the relief of Donnington.

In 1645 it is thought that they besieged Taunton, took part in the battle of Langport, were besieged at Bristol, and possibly besieged at Lacock House. Their last actions were at Torington and Pendennis Castle.

Richard Symonds recorded the Regiment as wearing blue coats and carrying red flags with white five pointed stars as devices.

Painted by Alan Tuckey, basing by Chateau KeepYourPowderDry

The Regiment is re-enacted by Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote. 

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  1. Excellent. Gimmicky enough I was walking Cheriton this morning. I'm only twenty minutes away.

    1. Thanks Jim. Cheriton is one of my favourite battlefields to visit ( https://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2019/06/battle-of-cheriton-29th-march-1644.html ) . It was glorious weather here in the Peak District today, I imagine Cheriton looked stunning in this weather.


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