Lord General’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelEarl of Lindsey
Lord Forth
Area Raised
Coat Colourred or blue
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesOxford 1642-4

Regiment of foot of the Oxford Army belonging to the Lord General, first the Earl of Lindsay, then Lord Forth

Service History


  • July: First siege of Hull?
  • October: The 'Lord General's Guards' Quartered at Badger, his regiment at Rowton, Ringleford (?) and Ascott (?) in Shropshire
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • October: Siege of Banbury
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Garrison of Woodstock


  • April: Battle of Caversham Bridge
  • May: Quartered at Culham Camp
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury


  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • July: Surrender of Woodstock (det) ?
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • December: In garrison at Cirencester (see Sir John Paulet’s Regiment of Foot)


  • Garrison of Woodstock


  • February: Skirmish at Woodstock?
  • April: Besieged at Woodstock
  • April: Surrender of Woodstock


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Clad in either all red or all blue suits of coats, breeches and montero hats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford 1).

It has been proposed that the regiment carried red colours with white plates, one of which was captured at Edgehill but there is no clear evidence for this.

They were issued 80 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.2)

Notable Officers

Earl of Lindsey

Lord Forth


See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
2) Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395