Colonel Francis Bluet’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Type
ColonelFrancis Bluet
Area RaisedWest Country
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMaurice 1644

Possibly a Royalist West Country regiment of horse serving with Prince Maurice

Service History

1644

  • March: Taking of Hemioch Castle
  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis

Notes

A mysterious regiment, may not have really existed. The only known information is that Colonel Bluet helped take Hemioch Castle, then was killed at the siege of Lyme Regis. His regiment are more likely to have been horse than foot as the foot at Lyme are well-recorded, but the horse aren’t. This could well be wrong however.

It was a foot regiment. I'll add details when you've changed to Regiment of Foot. It was formerly Shapcotts Trained Band.

Flags

Notable Officers

Col Francis Bluet

Killed at the siege of Lyme Regis

Strength

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