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   *August to September: Siege of Bristol   *August to September: Siege of Bristol
   *September: Siege of Berkeley Castle   *September: Siege of Berkeley Castle
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   *May to June: Siege of Oxford   *May to June: Siege of Oxford
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   *May: Herbert supports Parliament and is replaced by Robert Overton   *May: Herbert supports Parliament and is replaced by Robert Overton
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 A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940. A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.
  
-Lloyd’s regiment was formed from Edward Aldrich’s Regiment of Foot and probably drafts from other regiments of Essex’s army. Aldrich was originally named as Colonel, but he was replaced by his Lt Col Lloyd, after arguing about the officers chosen by Parliament. They missed Naseby, serving instead at Taunton where Lloyd was killed, on Fairfax’s Western campaign and at the siege of Oxford, led by Herbert. ​+Lloyd’s regiment was formed from Edward Aldrich’s Regiment of Foot, Lord Robartes' ​and probably drafts from other regiments of Essex’s army. Aldrich was originally named as Colonel, but he was replaced by his Lt Col Lloyd, after arguing about the officers chosen by Parliament. They missed Naseby, serving instead at Taunton where Lloyd was killed, on Fairfax’s Western campaign and at the siege of Oxford, led by Herbert. ​
  
 In 1647 Herbert supported Parliament, not the army, so was replaced by Robert Overton. During the Second Civil War Overton was deputy-governor of Hull, so the regiment were led by Lt Col Thomas Reade. Reade, with 8 companies, was sent to join Horton’s force in South Wales, victorious at St Fagans they went on to besiege Tenby and Pembroke, then marched north under Cromwell’s command on the Preston campaign. They served until 1650 as garrison of Berwick on Tweed, and then moved to garrison Edinburgh and Leith, where they stayed until the Restoration. The regiment were disbanded in Scotland in October 1660.  In 1647 Herbert supported Parliament, not the army, so was replaced by Robert Overton. During the Second Civil War Overton was deputy-governor of Hull, so the regiment were led by Lt Col Thomas Reade. Reade, with 8 companies, was sent to join Horton’s force in South Wales, victorious at St Fagans they went on to besiege Tenby and Pembroke, then marched north under Cromwell’s command on the Preston campaign. They served until 1650 as garrison of Berwick on Tweed, and then moved to garrison Edinburgh and Leith, where they stayed until the Restoration. The regiment were disbanded in Scotland in October 1660. 
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 ===== Coats, Flags and Equipment===== ===== Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 Red coats. ​ Red coats. ​
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 Lloyd’s regiment continued to carry the colours which they had carried as Aldrich’s regiment (Illustrated Above). Aldrich had ordered eight blue colours from Alexander Venner in December 1644 to replace those lost on the Lostwithiel campaign. These were: //new ensigns for Col. Aldriches regt. made of blew Florence sarsnet with distinctions of gould culler laurels and tassels//. In April 1645 Aldrich’s regiment was issued 2 new colours to bring them up to the ten required for New Model Army regiments. How long they continued with these colours is uncertain. In June 1651 Fenwick’s regiment was given £19/-/- for the purchase of new colours (number and colour unspecified). This could possibly be for the two additional companies raised at this time, but appears too high a sum (in 1650 colours were £2 to £3 each), though consistent with also buying flags for the five re-raised companies or a complete re-fit. ​ Lloyd’s regiment continued to carry the colours which they had carried as Aldrich’s regiment (Illustrated Above). Aldrich had ordered eight blue colours from Alexander Venner in December 1644 to replace those lost on the Lostwithiel campaign. These were: //new ensigns for Col. Aldriches regt. made of blew Florence sarsnet with distinctions of gould culler laurels and tassels//. In April 1645 Aldrich’s regiment was issued 2 new colours to bring them up to the ten required for New Model Army regiments. How long they continued with these colours is uncertain. In June 1651 Fenwick’s regiment was given £19/-/- for the purchase of new colours (number and colour unspecified). This could possibly be for the two additional companies raised at this time, but appears too high a sum (in 1650 colours were £2 to £3 each), though consistent with also buying flags for the five re-raised companies or a complete re-fit. ​
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​George_Fenwick_(Parliamentarian)|George Fenwick]] [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​George_Fenwick_(Parliamentarian)|George Fenwick]]
 ====Colonel Timothy Wilkes===== ====Colonel Timothy Wilkes=====
-Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment from 1651, he was a Londoner and Independent. He also served in Needham’s regiment. In 1659 he annoyed Monck by performing badly in critical negotiations,​ so was replaced.+Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment from 1651, he was a Londoner and Independent. He had also served in Needham’s regiment. In 1659 he annoyed Monck by performing badly in critical negotiations,​ so was replaced.
 ====Colonel Thomas Hughes==== ====Colonel Thomas Hughes====
 Previously Major of the regiment. ​ Previously Major of the regiment. ​
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   *Captain: William Knowles   *Captain: William Knowles
   *Captain: William Gough   *Captain: William Gough
 +===1656===
 +Colonel Timothy Wilkes'​ Regiment of Foot((Worcester College Oxford, Clarke Manuscripts))
 +  *Colonel'​s company at Leith
 +  *Lt Colonel Robert Reade'​s company at Innerloughy
 +  *Major Thomas Hughes'​ company at Leith
 +  *Captain William Knowles'​ company at Leith
 +  *Captain William Collinson'​s company at Leith
 +  *Captain John Miller'​s company at Leith
 +  *Captain Thomas Hunt's company at Leith, Captain Hunt's Lieutenant and 40 men at Tomtallant and the Bass
 +  *Captain William Newman'​s company at Leith
 +  *Captain Timothy Langley'​s company at Leith
 +  *Captain Richard Clifton'​s company at Edinburgh Castle
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *1645: Established at 1000 men in ten companies (probably not up to strength)   *1645: Established at 1000 men in ten companies (probably not up to strength)