Colonel Francis Popham’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelFrancis Popham
Area Raised
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Field Armies

Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving in the West Country

Service History

1644

  • June: Raised in the West Country
  • July: Skirmish at Warminster
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury?

1645

  • April: Besieged at Wellington
  • May: Relief of Taunton
  • May to July: Besieged in Taunton

Notes

Around May 1645 Francis Popham was given command of what had been Colonel Richard Turner’s Regiment of Horse which he led until November 1645. Whether the regiments were combined is unclear.

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Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Francis Popham

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