To Kill a King, English Civil War New Model Army Banner, #2

original movie prop

Two such flags, exactly the same except for wear, were used in TKAK, sometimes in the same sceen. The actual English Civil War "New Model Army" was created in February 1645 by Parliament as it felt that a professional army would be more successful against the king’s army. It was a military unit that was to transform the English Civil War. Commander-in-chief was General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. This New Model Army was a military force based on a person’s ability rather than on your position within society. If you were good enough, you could be an officer in it. One of the leading officers in the New Model Army had been a butcher. This removal of this social obstacle meant that the New Model Army was open to new ideas and social class meant nothing. Cromwell preferred that the men in the new force were strong believers like himself and many men in the New Model Army did become Puritans who knew that God was on their side. It was not unusual for the men in the New Model Army to sing psalms just before going into battle. Both of these TKAK NMA flags are now in my collection.
prop: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: movie props
movie: To Kill a King (2003)
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