Newcastle's Regiment of Foote appeared to have a rather short but notable existance.
The exact date of their formation is a little cloudy but it was probably sometime during the spring/summer in 1642. We can be much more precise about the date of their demise however.
In July 1644, the soldiers of the Regiment were wiped out almost to a man defending their ground at the battle of Marston Moor (this photo was taken at the monument marking the battle - we have an annual parade on the first weekend of July).
Many books have been written about the English Civil Wars, The essays/articles listed below, produced over a period of time, concentrate on details directly relevant to Newcastle's own foote regiment. Start with a brief resume of William Cavendish, who when still the Earl of Newcastle, began raising a regiment to fight for the King's cause:
and follow with an overview of the history of the seventeenth century regiment we potray in the twenty-first:
A Potted History
If you enjoyed those, and want to know more, the following have more details to satisfy your curiosity. First a couple of acounts of Newcastle's early battles:
Tankersley Moor - The Lost Battle
then some speculation, based on the scanty extant historical record, on the identities of senior officers of the regiment:
The Colonelcy Debate