- Nov 26, 2017
- By Stephen
Many of us were brought up believing that the Royalists (Cavaliers) in the English Civil War all wore wide-brimmed hats with plumes in them, whereas the Parliamentarians (Roundheads) all wore lobsterpot helmets. However, those who know about these things say that there was nothing in the style of clothing to distinguish one side from the other.
We may think of musketeers from this period having stands to support their muskets. Apparently, however, the stands are thought not to have been used much, being more a hindrance than a help. Replicants has gratefully latched on to this theory, in view of the fact that musket stands are very difficult to mould.