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Colonel Henry Brooke’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelHenry Brooke
Area RaisedCheshire
Coat ColourPurple/White
Flag ColourPurple
Flag Design1/8th English cross on purple field
Field ArmiesBrereton 1643-45

Parliamentarian foot serving in Cheshire during the First Civil War

Service History

1643

  • February: Defence of Norton Priory
  • May: Siege of Warrington?
  • July: Siege of Halton Castle?

1644

1645

  • January to February: Siege of Chester

Notes

Raised from Bucklow hundred

Coats, Flags and Equipment

  • Coats: Purple with white facings
  • Flags: Purple with 1/8th English cross

Notable Officers

Henry Brooke

Strength

  • 1645: 570 men in six companies

See Also

Discussion

ivor-carr, 08/07/2014 19:40
Hello Simon - while I would absolutely love it if you have a source for this I fear you may be confusing Henry Brooke and Lord Brooke.
Ivor Carr
tim, 08/08/2014 17:42
Hi Simon and Ivor, I've reverted to 'unknown' for coats and flags. Happy to change back if needed, all the best, Tim
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