It was soon adopted (as a title of honour) by the king's party, who in return applied Roundhead to their opponents, and at the Restoration the court party preserved the name, which survived till the rise of the term Tory (see Whig And Tor y).
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.