They who were looked upon as servants to the king being then called ` Cavaliers,' and the other of the rabble contemned and despised under the name of ` Roundheads.'" Baxter ascribes the origin of the term to a remark made by Queen Henrietta Maria at the trial of Strafford; referring to Pym, she asked who the roundheaded man was.
Davis, The Cavaliers and Roundheads of Barbados (1887); J.
Unlike the Roundheads, he wore his hair long.
During the Civil War, being garrisoned for the Roundheads, it was in 1644 captured by the Royalists, but in 1646 it fell into the hands of Fairfax.
The Doppers (" roundheads ") and other dissentient bodies have also separate synods.
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