Colonel Richard Herbert’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Colonel Richard Herbert
Area RaisedWales
Coat ColourRed or Blue
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford 1643-4

Royalist Welsh Regiment of Foot serving with the King’s Oxford Army then on the Welsh Marches

Service History


  • May: Quartered at Culham Camp
  • 26th July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October: Battle of Wem and Leigh Bridge?


  • March: Skirmish at Lilleshall
  • May: Defence of Monmouth
  • June: Besieged at Sudely Castle
  • September: Siege of Montgomery Castle?
  • September: Battle of Montgomery Castle?


  • November to April 1646: Besieged at Aberystwyth Castle?


  • March to April: Besieged at Bridgenorth?
  • April to June: Besieged at Ludlow


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).

Notable Officers

Colonel Richard Herbert

Richard Herbert, son and heir of Lord Herbert of Chirbury.

Sergeant-Major Edward Williams


See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846