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PostSubject: Why its not the Royal Army.   11th August 2012, 1:53 am


Why the British Army doesn't have a typical British Royal Ensign?

In the 17th century what is known as "The Great Civil War," between the King and Parliament. Parliament won and, in 1649, King Charles I was executed. Eleven years later, the monarchy was restored, in the person of his son, King Charles II. Although Charles II had agreed to accept the powers of Parliament in the Declaration of Breda, there were many who were suspicious. They thought that he might say one thing and then, after being restored to the throne, return to his father's policies. The navy supported Charles, but large parts of the army did not. This was perhaps not surprising, as the army of the time was very much the creation of Parliament and, in particular, of Oliver Cromwell. When Charles was restored to the throne, he proclaimed that, because of its support for him, the navy would henceforth be called the "Royal Navy." Regarding the army, he said nothing.

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