Lord Hopton’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1642-
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelLord Hopton
Area RaisedSomerset
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1642-3

Dragoons raised by Hopton, originally a single troop. Served in the West Country

Service History

1642

  • September: Besieged at Sherborne Castle
  • September: Skirmish at Babylon Hill
  • October: Taking of Launceston

1643

  • January: Battle of Braddock Down?
  • April: Battle of Beacon Hill?
  • April: Battle of Sourton Down
  • May: Battle of Stratton
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Besieged in Devizes
  • July: Storm of Bristol?
  • October: Storm of Winchester

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton

1645

  • July: Battle of Langport?

Notes

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Lord Hopton

Strength

  • 1 company of dragoons attached to Hopton's horse at Cheriton

See Also