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Sir Thomas Blackwell’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Blackwell
Area RaisedNorth
Coat Colour
Flag ColourBlack
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesOxford 1643-4

Royalist Regiment of Foot raised in the North, accompanied the Queen South to reinforce the Oxford Army

Service History


  • July: Storm of Burton on Trent
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • December: Stormed at Alton Church? (det)


  • March: Battle of Cheriton (det)
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Referred to as The Queen's black regiment under Colonel Blackwell this likely refers to their flags 2).

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Sir Thomas Blackwell

  • April 1644: 61 at Reading


See Also

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