Lord Hopton’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 1)
Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Colonel Lord Hopton
Area RaisedSomerset
Coat ColourBlue
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignWhite Mullets
Field ArmiesHopton 1643-4
Oxford 1644

Royalist Regiment of Foot raised around Bristol and serving on Lord Hopton’s campaigns from late 1643

Service History


  • July: Storm of Bristol?
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester (det)
  • September: Skirmish at Stow on the Wold (det)
  • September: First Battle of Newbury (det)
  • November: Standoff at Farnham


  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Relief of Donnington


  • April to May: Siege of Taunton?
  • July: Battle of Langport?
  • August to September: Besieged at Bristol
  • September: Besieged at Lacock House (det)?


  • February: Battle of Torrington?
  • March to August: Besieged at Pendennis Castle


Coats, Flags and Equipment

In April 1644 Symonds noted that Lord Hopton's blue-coats carried red flags with white five-pointed stars (mullets) 2).

Hopton had been issued 2000 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.3) These he likely used to equip his foot regiments at Bristol.

Notable Officers

Lord Hopton


  • At least 6 companies at Cheriton

See Also

Lord Hopton's foot are re-enacted by Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote of the English Civil War Society.

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395