Flashcards in Chp2 The Civil War Deck (11):
Why is a civil war the worst kind of war?
People are fighting against their own country people.
How long did the British Civil War last?
What were the king's supporters called?
Royalists or Cavaliers
Where did the Royalists or Cavaliers come from?
Weathy families who were used to horseback and fighting
Where did the local Militia or rebels come from?
They were farmers and townspeople with very little fighting experience
Why was parliament at an advantage?
Parliament controlled the navy and the richest areas of the country, the south and London
Who did Parliament ally with?
The Scottish who started attacking from the North
Who was Oliver Cromwell?
The leader of the 'New Model Army", a Puritan, who believed in Parliament's cause
How was the "New Model Army" different from the Militia?
They were disciplined, religious, well equiped
How did they look different from the King's army?
They cut their hair short (Round Heads), wore steel body armour and lobster-tail helmets