Sir Miles Hobart’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Miles Hobart
Area RaisedNorfolk
Coat ColourRed
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMeldrum 1644
Manchester 1644

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Eastern Association, serving both at the Battle of Newark and at Marston Moor

Service History


  • March: Suppress rising at Crowland?
  • April: Storm of Crowland
  • July: Storm of Burleigh House
  • October to November: Siege of Bolingbroke Castle


  • February to March: Siege of Newark
  • March: Storm of Muskham Bridge
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • April: Battle of Selby
  • May to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor - 9 companies
  • July: Siege of York
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury



Captured Wisbech and formed the town's garrison. At the Battle of Newark, Meldrum blamed the regiment's mutiny for his defeat.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Referred to as the 'Norfolk redcoats' at Newark in 1644.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association1)

Sir Miles Hobart

Sir Miles Hobart Norfolk Hobarts was also colonel of a regiment of Norfolk Trained Band foot.

Officer List

In addition to the officers given by Spring.


  • May 1644: 883
  • August 1644: 593
  • September 1644: 400

See Also

1) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8