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 | |Thomas Birch| | |Thomas Birch|
 |**Area Raised**|Yorkshire| |**Area Raised**|Yorkshire|
-|**Coat Colour**| | +|**Coat Colour**|Green lined yellow |  
 +| |Red|
 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**| |  |**Flag Design**| |
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 ====1647==== ====1647====
 +  *July: Still serving in the Northern Association,​ the regiment elect agitators
  
 ====1648==== ====1648====
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 ====1660==== ====1660====
   *January: Lambert replaced by Eyres   *January: Lambert replaced by Eyres
 +  *February: Put down mutiny by [[commonwealth:​foot-regiments:​sir-bryce-cochrane|Sir Bryce Cochrane’s Regiment of Foot]] at Gravesend
   *Dispersed to Canterbury (5 coy), Dover (2 coy), Rye (2 coy) and Sandwich (1 coy)   *Dispersed to Canterbury (5 coy), Dover (2 coy), Rye (2 coy) and Sandwich (1 coy)
   *Eyres replaced by Birch   *Eyres replaced by Birch
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 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.
 +Unusually the June 1646 muster describes the rank and file as "​Centenells"​ suggesting they may have been a garrison at this point.
 =====Coats and Flags===== =====Coats and Flags=====
 +During the 1645 Battle of Pontefract, "​Colonel Bright... his regiment was clothed in green, lined yellow, and he upon a white horse was observed to be active in ordering his men. Extract from George Fox's "The Three Sieges of Pontefract Castle, The First Siege, page 45" (ISBN 0946534047).
 +
 Red coats during the Commonwealth and Protectorate. Red coats during the Commonwealth and Protectorate.
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 [[http://​www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/​biog/​fleetwood.htm|Charles Fleetwood]] [[http://​www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/​biog/​fleetwood.htm|Charles Fleetwood]]
 ====Colonel William Eyres==== ====Colonel William Eyres====
 +[[https://​en.m.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Eyre_of_Neston|William Eyre]] of Neston
 ====Colonel Thomas Birch==== ====Colonel Thomas Birch====
 [[http://​www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/​biog/​birch.htm|John Birch]] [[http://​www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/​biog/​birch.htm|John Birch]]
 ====Captain John Hodgson==== ====Captain John Hodgson====
-Wrote an acoount ​of his Civil War experiences.+[[https://​en.m.wikisource.org/​wiki/​Hodgson,​_John_(d.1684)_(DNB00)|John Hodgson]] wrote an account ​of his Civil War experiences. 
 +====Officer Lists==== 
 +===First Civil War=== 
 +  *Colonel John Bright 
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel Simon Needham (06/12/45 - 20/07/46 Needham apparently took this reduction in rank to keep together the men of [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​sir-william-constable-northern|his old Regiment of Foot]] that had been reduced into Bright'​s) 
 +  *Captain Lionel Fanshaw (02/07/44 - 24/​06/​45)((N.A. SP28/​46/​278))  
 +  *Captain William Jackson (Took over Needham'​s company from Constables regiment when it was reduced in to Bright'​s)((N.A.SP28/​253B/​pt2/​35)) 
 +===June 1646===  
 +  *Colonel John Bright((N.A. SP28/​302/​760 the second sheet of this muster is seperated at SP28/​302/​242)) 
 +  *Lt Colonel Simon Needham 
 +  *Major Andrew? Carter (The muster just gives Major Carter but is signed by Andrew Carter) 
 +  *Captain (Henry) Pounall (Pownall) 
 +  *Capt [John]((N.A. SP28/​302/​400)) Greenle[a]f 
 +  *Captain John Clayton 
 +  *Captain Coate 
 +  *Captain Hewley 
 +  *Captain Spencer 
 +===August 1648=== 
 +  *Colonel: John Bright 
 +  *Lt Colonel: Andrew Carter (?) 
 +  *Major: Henry Pownall 
 +  *Captain: John Hodgson (?) 
 +  *Captain: Spencer 
 +  *Captain: John Cobbett (?) 
 +  *Captain: Lister
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *June 1646: 810 men + officers (plus a few men sick or absent)
   *1660: 10 Companies   *1660: 10 Companies
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
-Bright'​s Regiment of Foot are re-enacted by [[http://​www.johnbrights.org.uk/|John Bright'​s Regiment of Foote]] of the English Civil War Society. ​+Bright'​s Regiment of Foot are re-enacted by [[http://​www.english-civil-war.org/​johnbrights/|John Bright'​s Regiment of Foote]] of the English Civil War Society. ​