Description of Regimental Colour (Flag) Col. - White field. Black scalene triangles.
Prince Ruperts Bluecoats Today. The present day Sealed Knot Regiment was formed in 1971 in the Blackheath area of South east London, since then we have expanded and now there are companies based in the London area, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes and surrounding areas to these counties.Members of the regiment can participate in a number of ways, you can fight Pike, Musket, or be part of a gun crew, we also are developing Baggage and more living history type roles for non-combatants, also we have a strong musician role as drummers or fifers or you can be an adherent. For more information contact the people below who can tell you more about the present day regiment .
- For more information please contact Commanding Officer, Arthur Jackson, c/o The Sealed Knot Society, P.O. Box 2000, Nottingham, NG2 5LH
Who were they? The regiment was raised in 1642 by Sir Thomas Lunsford , and were known as Lunsfords regiment of foote. Sir Thomas was captured at the Battle of Edgehill and imprisoned until 1644. His brother Sir Henry Lunsford then took over command of the regiment until his death during the Siege of Bristol in July 1643. Prince Rupert then assumed command as he had been impressed by the regiments fighting abilities, he appointed John Russell Lieutenant Colonel . The regiment were part of the army taken by Rupert north to Lancashire where it took part in the relief of Latham House, the Storming of Bolton and Liverpool and then marched across the Pennines with Rupert to the Relief of York they fought at the battle of Marston Moor July 1644 as part of the forlorn hope. In May 1645 they assembled at Evesham as part of the Kings Army, and were involved in the storming of Leicester, this is where Ruperts men are referred to as Bluecoats in accounts of the fighting. Two weeks later the Bluecoats formed part of the reserve at the Battle of Naseby, where the majority of the regiment were slain. The remnants eventually ended up as part of the Garrison of Bristol and were disbanded by the King after Rupert surrendered the city.
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