Charles I vs Cromwell, Roundhead (1642 to 1651 ) English Civil War, Pewter Hand Painted Knight, Ancestors 6770
During the English Civil War (1642–1651) and for a time afterwards Roundhead was a term of derision - in the New Model Army it was a punishable offence to call a fellow soldier a Roundhead. Charles I believed in absolute power and the divine right of kings, most Roundheads appear to have sought a constitutional monarchy. The Civil War was not a religious war at the stat but a political war with three periods of fighting. Sometimes considered as a sequence of discrete wars. (1st. 1642-44; 2nd. 1648-49 & 3rd.1649-51).
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A great deal of care is taken in producing and finishing each piece down to the felting of the base for the protection of furniture. These are relatively heavy for their size and are packed in sculptured polystyrene inner packing then packed in a gift presentation. When shipped the presentation box is further packed in a hand made box to avoid damage in transit.
The figurines can be considered as “Tomorrow’s Antiques – Today.” Each piece is dated on the base.
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The Civil War was more concerned with the manner in which the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland were governed. December 1644 brought the New Model Army into existence; it was planned to comprise 11 regiments of horse of 600 men each, 12 regiments of foot of 1,200 men each, and 1,000 dragoons (mounted infantrymen). Sir Thomas Fairfax (afterward 3rd Baron Fairfax—the “younger” Fairfax), Member of Parliament resigned all military and civil office and command acquired since November 1640, was appointed captain general of the New Model Army, with authority to appoint his senior officers. The army’s organization and the thorough training of its men were accomplished by Fairfax, not Cromwell, who, despite the Self-Denying Ordinance, became his leader of horse just before the great parliamentary victory at Naseby (June 14, 1645).
Each piece is a uniquely hand painted figurine which is Gift boxed and carefully protected in polystyrene inner packaging. Every piece is inspected before shipping in customised boxing for extra protection