ROUNDHEAD, a term applied to the adherents of the parliamentary party in England during the great Civil War.
"Roundhead" appears to have been first used as a term of derision towards the end of 1641 when the debates in parlia ment on the Bishops Exclusion Bill were causing riots at Westminster.
121) remarks on the matter: "and from those contestations the two terms of ` Roundhead ' and ` Cavalier ' grew to be received in discourse,.
Roundhead was also used during the Civil War as the name of a weapon.
The castle was alternately Roundhead and Cavalier in the civil war.
Virginia was neither cavalier nor roundhead, but both.