Colonel Francis Cooke’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 11)
Active1643-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelFrancis Cooke
Area Raised
Coat ColourWhite?
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite plates
Field ArmiesHopton 1643-4
Oxford 1644

Royalist regiment of foot serving with Hopton, then the Oxford Army

Service History

1643

  • December: Skirmish at Romsey

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • December: Loss of Salisbury?

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Possibly white-coated in April 1644; Cooke's carried blue flags differenced by white plates at Aldbourne Chase 2).

Notable Officers

Colonel Francis Cooke

Cooke's father, Thomas Cooke of Essex, raised a regiment for Parliament and the two were never reconciled, Francis being killed at the Siege of Colchester in 1648.

Strength

See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846