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Sir Thomas Blackwell’s Regiment of Foot

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

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

Service History


  • Raised in the Newark area
  • July: Storm of Burton on Trent
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • December: Stormed at Alton Church?? (det)
  • Quartered at Reading


  • March: Battle of Cheriton (det)
  • April: Mustered at Aldbourne Chase
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Likely amalgamated with other understrength units of the Oxford Army


A history of the regiment is available online at Sir Thomas Blackwell's Regiment of Foote

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


  • Winter 1643: 30 at Reading
  • April 1644: 61 at Reading
  • April 1644: At Aldbourne Chase mustered 4 Captains, 4 Lieutenants, 4 Ensigns, 2 Gentlemen, 6 Sergeants, 5 Corporals, 5 Drummers, 56 Soldiers 3)

See Also

Blackwell's are re-enacted by Sir Thomas Blackwell's Regiment of Foote of the English Civil War Society.

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) British Library Harleian ms 986.