Lord Herbert’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643
CountryWales
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Herbert
Area RaisedMonmouthshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHerbert 1643

Royalist regiment of foot raised as part of Herbert’s “mushrump army”

Service History

1643

  • February: Skirmish at Coleford
  • March: Battle of Highnam
  • April: Besieged at Hereford?
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester?
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury

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Notable Officers

Lord Herbert

Edward Somerset, Lord Herbert of Raglan (1601?-1667) was eldest son and heir of the Marquis of Worcester. During 1643 he campaigned unsuccessfully against the Parliamentarians of Gloucester. In 1644 he was created Earl of Glamorgan and, again unsuccessfully, negotiated with the Catholic Confederates to bring Irish reinforcements to Britain. He succeeded his father as Marquis of Worcester in 1646 and became an inventor, describing an early prototype of the steam engine.

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