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 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
-|**Colonel**|Earl of Northampton| +|**Colonel**|2nd Earl of Northampton|  
 +| |3rd Earl of Northampton|
 |**Area Raised**|Warwickshire| |**Area Raised**|Warwickshire|
 | |Oxfordshire| | |Oxfordshire|
-|**Coat Colour**|unknown| +|**Coat Colour**|Green??|
 |**Flag Colour**|unknown|  |**Flag Colour**|unknown|
 |**Flag Design**|unknown|  |**Flag Design**|unknown|
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   *August: Siege of Warwick Castle   *August: Siege of Warwick Castle
   *August: Battle of Southam   *August: Battle of Southam
 +  *October: Quartered at Bramley
   *October: Siege of Banbury   *October: Siege of Banbury
   *November: Storm of Brentford   *November: Storm of Brentford
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   *Garrison of Banbury   *Garrison of Banbury
   *May: Skirmish at Middleton Cheney   *May: Skirmish at Middleton Cheney
 +  *May: Quartered at Culham Camp
   *September: Attempt on Leicester   *September: Attempt on Leicester
  
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   *May: Surrender at Banbury Castle   *May: Surrender at Banbury Castle
  
-=====Notable Officers=====+=====Notes=====
  
-====First Earl of Northampton====+=====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== 
 +Northampton'​s regiment are often said to have worn green coats as early as 1642. A Royalist William Legge was captured at the battle of Southam on August 23rd because he mistook John Hampden'​s men for the Earl of Northampton'​s,​ supposedly because of similar uniforms ((//​Men-at-Arms 014 - The English Civil War Armies//, Peter Young & Michael Roffe 1994, Osprey Publishing ISBN:​0850451191)). However Hampden'​s men had not received their uniforms at this date, see [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​john-hampden|Colonel John Hampden’s Regiment of Foot]].
  
-====Second Earl of Northampton====+=====Notable Officers=====
  
 +====Second Earl of Northampton====
 +[[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​spencer-compton-earl-of-northampton|Spencer Compton, Second Earl of Northampton]],​ killed at Hopton Heath in March 1643. 
 +====Third Earl of Northampton====
 +[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​James_Compton,​_3rd_Earl_of_Northampton|James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton]] inherited the Earldom ​ and his father'​s regiments. Until 1643 he was titled Lord Compton. ​
 +====Sir William Compton====
 +[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Compton_(army_officer)|Sir William Compton]] third son of the second Earl of Northampton and governor of Banbury during the First Civil War, despite being only eighteen years old at the start of the war. 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====