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Sir Robert Cooke’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Robert Cooke
Edward Cooke
Area RaisedGloucester
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesWaller 1643

Later Colonel Edward Cooke’s Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian foot raised in Gloucester and serving with Waller’s army

Service History

1643

  • April: Raised in Gloucester
  • April: Siege of Hereford?
  • May: Siege of Worcester?
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Siege of Devizes
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • July: Besieged in Bristol
  • August: Re-commisioned
  • November: Siege of Basing House?
  • November: Siege of Basing House?

1644

  • May: Reduced into Sir Arthur Hesilrigge’s Regiment of Foot

Notes

Said to originally have been raised from the Welsh Royalists of Lord Herbert’s army captured at the Battle of Highnam. The regiment was practically destroyed after Roundway Down and Bristol, but it is thought that it formed the basis for Edward Cooke’s newly commissioned regiment in August.

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Robert Cooke

Colonel Edward Cooke

Strength

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