The English Civil War (1642-1651) started when Charles I raised his royal standard in Nottingham. The split between Charles and Parliament was such that neither side was willing to back down over the principles that they held and war was inevitable as a way in which all problems could be solved. The country split into those who supported the King and those who supported Parliament – the classic ingredients for a civil war. This blog will record my wargaming journey through the English Civil War using 28mm miniatures.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Colonel William Godolphin’s Regiment of Foote

Royalist Regiment of Foot that was one of the five famous
 Cornish Regiments of Hopton’s Army.
Godolphin was born at Treveneage, Cornwall, the son of Sir John Godolphin and wife Judith Meridith. Godolphin became active with the Cornish trained bands in 1638, and may have taken part in the King’s Scottish Wars in 1640.

On the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642, Godolphin was colonel of a trained band raised for the King in Cornwall. By October 1642 the Royalists had driven Parliamentary forces from Cornwall but as the trained bands could only fight within Cornwall, the Royalist commander Hopton raised a new volunteer force and Godolphin raised one regiment made up from part-time volunteers in his trained bands.
Godolphin's Regiment website: 
http://www.godolphins.co.uk

8 comments:

  1. Those pikes really stand out - lovely!

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    1. I don't have any historical reference material for the painted pike, however, I know some of the reenactment guys do this in some regiments.

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    1. These Cornish boys are also bloody good in battle : )

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  3. Another fine regiment of foote!

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    1. Determined to get this collection finished by the end of this year

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  4. Very nice indeed! That banner is outstanding.

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