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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). 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).
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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. ​