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Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelEarl of Manchester
Area RaisedEast Anglia
Coat ColourGreen lined red
Red lined Green
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesManchester 1643-4

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the commander of the Eastern Association

Service History


  • August to September: Siege of King’s Lynn
  • October to November: Siege of Bolingbroke Castle?
  • October: Siege of Lincoln?


  • May: Siege of Lincoln
  • May to July: Siege of York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Standoff at Donnington



There are references to Manchester's foot ordering green coats lined in red (2100 in October 1643) and red coats lined in green. Whether one is an error, they wore different colours at different times, or part of the regiment were red-coated and part green-coated is unclear 1).


Notable Officers

Earl of Manchester


  • May 1644: 1628 men

See Also

The Earl of Machester's Foot are re-enacted by The Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846