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    The New Model Army and the Civil War In the early years of the civil war, little difference existed between parliament and the king in respects of power and territorial advantage. It could be said that the war was being fought to a desultory standstill. From the commencement of the conflict, the primary objective of Parliament had been simply to avoid defeat by the king. As soon as the problems of the government had resorted to violence, the leaders of Parliament knew that they could not tolerate

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    faith sweep through all of the Commonwealth. Elected to Parliament for the first time in 1628 and then again in 1640 to both the Short and Long Parliaments. A Parliamentarian during the English Civil Wars, he was rapidly promoted to command in the New Model Army. Righteous and at times self-righteous, Cromwell’s letters and speeches show a firm confidence in his belief that Providence’s guiding hand was in his every action and decision; subsequently, any measure taken in the pursuit of Divine Providence’s

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    poor capability to organise , their logistic failure, lack of food and fuel, or was it the lack of men? Or the way they moved them , lack of obedience. The war was lost, Leadership utter failure and Parliaments reform of genius which was the new model army. “The King hath the better cause, but parliament hath the better men”(Richard Baxter, autobiography 1696) Charles I believed in divine right of kings, th... ... middle of paper ... ...command traits could wipe the floor with Charles

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    In order to ascertain the ways in which the New Model Army (army) influenced the political position of the parliamentarians, this assignment will provide a brief summary describing the establishment of the army. In addition, as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms concerns events in England (with Wales), Scotland and Ireland, it is necessary to consider the army's significance in all three kingdoms. The events surrounding the immediate aftermath of the first civil war, the execution of Charles I, and the

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    Oliver Cromwell was a well known military dictator. He helped the Parliamentarians win the First Civil War and was named Lord Protector. He died in 1658 but many people still remember him as one of the best leaders in history although others believe he was a harsh tyrant and always wanted too much power for himself. Throughout the years, numerous historians have changed their views on whether he was a good leader or not. This work will look at three interpretations from different people on who Cromwell

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    upturned the deeply ingrained feudal system with a Monarch as the head of all moral, spiritual and governmental life, and moved thought and order towards new democratic ideas and systems of rule. This period saw a new experimentation in ideas and attitudes among the population, which was not welcomed by many. As Christopher Hill writes "What was new in the 17 centaury was the idea that the world might be permanently turned upside down". In the wake of Charles's regicide there was a "popular mid-seventeenth-centaury

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    The Rump Parliament

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    met by previous parliaments. In essence, they were under the control of the army, but far from complete control. Pride's purge in December 1648 had done far from guarantee the loyalties of Parliament, but instead served only to raise suspicion against the army, through its use of force against them. In spite of this fear of the army, the rump was very dependent upon them for protection both internal and external. Army mutineers led by Levellers uprisings were soon put down by Cromwell, reducing

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    he began to impose catholic customs on the predominantly Protestant country, he ignited the hatred of men such as Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell rose from an unadorned, puritan background through the ranks of the military to become Major-General of the army and eventually Lord Protector. Many believe his exploits during the Civil Wars were a primary factor in Parliamentarian victory although the true extent of his role is the subject of debate amongst historians, as I have explored. In interpretation

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    Archeology Paper

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    This paper examines a National Geographic news article pertaining to the history of First Americans called, “On way to New World, First Americans Made a-10,000 Year Pit Stop”. The First Americans may have stayed on the Bering Land Bridge after separating from Siberia, which would explain a few things about the genetic variances between the two groups. Why do researches believe first Americans lived on the Bering Land Bridge? Are the reasons to believe in this justified? This paper attempts to answer

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    Monte Verde

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    tools and other materials found there definitely mark the presence of a hunting-and-gathering people. The new consensus regarding Monte Verde, described in interviews last week and formally announced Monday, thus represents the first major shift in more than 60 years in the confirmed chronology of human prehistory in what would much later be called, from the European perspective, the New World. For American archeologists it is a liberating experience not unlike aviation's breaking of the sound

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