Colonel John Fox’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643-1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelJohn Fox
Area RaisedWarwickshire
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Field ArmiesGarrison
Denbigh 1644

Parliamentarian regiment of dragoons based at Edgbaston Hall and known for their prolific raiding

Service History

1643

  • October: Garrison of Edgbaston Hall
  • December: Siege of Aston Hall?

1644

  • March: Fox commissioned Colonel
  • March: Skirmish at Stourbridge Heath
  • April: Taking of Hawkesley Hall?

Notes

Fox' dragoons likely had a similar history to his three troops of Colonel John Fox’s Regiment of Horse. A journal article discusses Tinker Fox and his exploits Hopper, Andrew (1999), "'Tinker' Fox and the Politics of Garrison Warfare in the West Midlands, 1643-50", Midland History 26 (1): 98–113.

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Notable Officers

Colonel John ‘Tinker’ Fox

John Fox was nicknemd 'Tinker' by Royalist propagandists. Rumoured to have been King Charles I’s executioner, this is not supported by any evidence. Another biography at Colonel John Fox’s Regiment website

Strength

  • Two troops in 1644

See Also

Fox's garrison is now re-enacted by Colonel John Fox’s Regiment of the English Civil War Society.