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Sir Thomas Basset’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Thomas Basset
Area RaisedCornwall
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1643

Royalist regiment of horse serving throughout the First Civil War in the West Country

Service History

1643

  • April: Battle of Beacon Hill?
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Siege of Devizes

1644

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

1645

1646

  • February: Battle of Torrington
  • February: Loss of Launceston
  • March: Surrender at Truro

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Basset

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

Likely only a single troop in early 1643, later expanded to a full regiment.

See Also