Colonel Edward Montagu’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelEdward Montagu
Area RaisedCambridgeshire
Coat ColourRed lined white
Flag ColourBlue?
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesManchester 1643-5

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Eastern Association fighting at Marston Moor and later joining the New Model Army

Service History


  • August: Montagu commissioned to raise 1000 foot in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
  • October to November: Siege of Bolingbroke Castle?
  • Quartered at Newport Pagnell


  • February: Repulsed from Hillesden House
  • May: Siege of Lincoln
  • May to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July: Siege of Tickhill Castle?
  • July to August: Siege of Sheffield Castle
  • August: Siege of Welbeck Abbey
  • August: Siege of Stavely House
  • August: Siege of Bolsover Castle
  • August: Siege of South Wingfield
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Standoff at Donnington
  • Quartered at Newport Pagnell



Described as professed Independents entire the regiment were soundly in Cromwell's camp, apparently disregarding orders from their superior officer, the Presbyterian Major General Laurence Crawford.

Coats and Flags

Red coats lined white 1)2). When Montagu's joined the New Model Army they were issued with 10 new flags in blue. Whether they previously carried blue flags is unknown, but a possibility.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association3)

Colonel Edward Montagu

Edward Montagu, later Earl of Sandwich, not to be confused with Edward Montagu, the Earl of Manchester


See Also

Montagu's are re-enacted by Montagu's Regiment of the English Civil War Society.

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
2) , 3) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 2, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8