The New Model Army is established by Oliver Cromwell to aid the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War. Unlike earlier or other contemporary armies, it was national rather than being tied to any one locality, and was comprised of full-time profesional soldiers.
Editors. "New Model Army Ordinance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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