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 |**Colonel**|Sir Thomas Blackwell|  |**Colonel**|Sir Thomas Blackwell|
 |**Area Raised**|Nottinghamshire| |**Area Raised**|Nottinghamshire|
-|**Coat Colour**|| +|**Coat Colour**|possibly red or blue
 |**Flag Colour**|Black|  |**Flag Colour**|Black|
 |**Flag Design**|Unknown|  |**Flag Design**|Unknown|
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 In December 1643 Blackwell'​s received pikes and muskets but also two carbines, a birding piece, 5 swords, 5 backs and 6 breasts. In December 1643 Blackwell'​s received pikes and muskets but also two carbines, a birding piece, 5 swords, 5 backs and 6 breasts.
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 +Peachey and Prince ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)) argue that Blackwell'​s may have benefitted from the Oxford July 1643 issue of clothing (all red or all blue): they were part of the Queen’s Escort from Yorkshire to Oxford and are possibly in Oxford on the 15th July when Wood notes in his diary that “all the common soldiers then at Oxford were newly apparelled”. Charles had ridden out to meet Henrietta Maria at Edgehill on the 13th, and had returned to Oxford on the 14th, so it is safe to assume that the escorting regiments of foot would most likely arrive a day or two after the Queen. Wood’s diary ends on the 15th July so we cannot be certain if the regiments of the Queen’s Escort had arrived in the city; Peachey and Prince suppose that even if the soldiers arrived later than the 15th they would probably be issued clothing from any remaining stocks.
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 +The regiment were also issued winter clothing in September 1644 but no colours were recorded.
  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
-Blackwell'​s are re-enacted by [[http://​www.blackwells.ndo.co.uk/then_now.htm|Sir Thomas Blackwell'​s Regiment of Foote]] of the English Civil War Society. ​+Blackwell'​s are re-enacted by [[http://​www.sirthomasblackwells.co.uk/|Sir Thomas Blackwell'​s Regiment of Foote]] of the English Civil War Society. ​