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Earl of Stamford’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelEarl of Stamford
Sir Edward Massey
Charles Blunt
Area RaisedSouth East
Coat ColourBlue
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Later Sir Edward Massey's, then Colonel Charles Blunt's Regiment of Foot

Raised as part of Essex’s army in 1642, garrisoned Gloucester under Massey’s command

Service History


  • September: Skirmish at Stony Stratford
  • September: Skirmish at Market Harborough?
  • October: Skirmish at Presteigne


  • January: Siege of Sudeley Castle
  • February: Stormed at Cirencester (det)
  • March: Battle of Highnam
  • April: Battle of Ripple Field
  • April: Siege of Hereford
  • May: Siege of Worcester
  • August to September: Besieged in Gloucester
  • October: Taking of Tewkesbury?
  • November: Skirmish at Wootton under Edge?


  • January: Raid on Chepstow?
  • February: Storm of White Cross
  • April: Repulsed from Newent?
  • April: Repulsed from Tewkesbury?
  • May: Taking of Little Dean
  • May: Storm of Newnham
  • May: Taking of Beverstone Castle
  • May: Storm of Malmesbury
  • June: Storm of Tewkesbury
  • August: Skirmish at Redmarley
  • September: Storm of Monmouth
  • September: Storm of Beachley
  • October: Storm of Beachley


  • April: Battle of Ledbury


Coats and Flags

The regiment were issued blue coats in August 1642 1)and appear to have remained in blue under Massey at Gloucester.

Notable Officers

Earl of Stamford

Sir Edward Massey

Charles Blunt


See Also

The Earl of Stamford's Regiment are re-enacted by The Earl of Stamford's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot and by The Earl of Stamford's Regiment of Foote of the English Civil War Society of America.

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846