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Sir Nicholas Slanning’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Nicholas Slanning
Sir Thomas Basset
Area RaisedCornwall
Coat ColourUnknown
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesHopton 1642-4

Later Sir Thomas Bassett's Regiment of Foot

Royalist Cornish Regiment of Foot serving with Hopton’s army on his famous 1643 campaign

Service History

1642

  • November: Siege of Plymouth
  • December: Siege of Exeter

1643

  • January: Battle of Braddock Down
  • January to February: Blockade of Plymouth
  • January: Skirmish at Kingsbidge
  • February: Skirmish at Chagford and Okehampton
  • February: Battle of Modbury
  • April: Battle of Beacon Hill
  • April: Battle of Sourton Down
  • May: Skirmish at Week St Mary
  • May: Battle of Stratton
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Siege of Devizes
  • July: Storm of Bristol, Slanning mortally wounded
  • September: Siege of Exeter

1644

  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury?

1646

  • February: Surrender of Launceston?

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Nicholas Slanning

Sir Thomas Bassett

Fought throughout the First Civil War in the west country and led a brigade of Hopton's infantry at the storm of Bristol. He was knighted in July 1644 at Crediton.

Strength

See Also

Slanning's Regiment are re-enacted by Sir Nicholas Slanning's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.