Group    From /2/1645  To 1660

New Model Army

Categories: Armed Forces

Created by the Parliamentarians to oppose the King's forces. It was a professional army, in contrast to the part-time local militia they had at their disposal previously. The men were full-time soldiers and liable to be sent to fight anywhere. Generally, the leaders were barred from holding a seat either in the Lords or the Commons which made the army more independent of these authorities. There were 4 exceptions to this "self-denying ordinance", including Oliver Cromwell.

Commander-in-chief was Sir Thomas Fairfax. Men and their leaders tended to hold radical political and religious views.  It was a meritocracy - a man would be promoted due to his abilities rather than his social position. The Army was disbanded on the Restoration.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
New Model Army

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Putney Debates

In this place Oliver Cromwell, the General Council of the Army and elected so...

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Thomas Rainsborough

Thomas Rainsborough was buried in this churchyard on the 14th November 1648 a...

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W. A. J. Morgan

W. A. J. Morgan

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
G. F. Baker

G. F. Baker

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
John Innes Brown III

John Innes Brown III

Major John Innes Brown III was born on 13 January 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, the son of John William Brown (1887-1955) and Cleone Henrietta Brown née Taggart (1898-1994). The Ame...

Person, Armed Forces, USA

War served, WW2
1 memorial
Battlefields Trust

Battlefields Trust

Founded to preserve the battle sites of Britain. The founding motivation was the fact that the battlefield of Naseby, (a perfectly preserved site of the battle of the English Civil War), was to be ...

Group, Armed Forces, History

1 memorial