The best patrons in the nobility of Charles I's court painter Sir Anthony van Dyckthe archetypal recorder of the Cavalier image, all took the Parliamentary side in the Civil War. Due to the relative vagueness of statute law in England and Wales, judges have been known for centuries to hold a large and necessary power of statutory interpretation.
Until the s, the Cavalier shared the same history as the smaller King Charles Spaniel.
On the other hand, the Roundheads of today, in the opposition and in campaigners like Gina Miller, argue that centuries of history and constitutional developments mean that only Parliament should have the authority to implement the terms of the referendum and trigger withdrawal negotiations with the EU.
The numbers increased gradually, and in The Kennel Club first recognised the breed in its own right as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Thirdly, the peculiar nature of the British Constitution may constitute a further obstacle to obtaining clear answers as far as administrative, political procedures are concerned.
It is this image which has survived and many Royalists, for example Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochesterfitted this description to a tee. They ranked higher in some individual US cities in the statistics, being eighth in both Nashville and Minneapolis-St.
The Blenheim spot is also known as the mark of the "Duchess Thumb Print", based on the legend that Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough while awaiting news of her husband's safe return from the Battle of Blenheim, pressed the head of an expecting dam with her thumb, resulting in five puppies bearing the lucky mark after news that the battle had been won.
The chaplain to King Charles I, Edward Simmons described a Cavalier as a Child of Honour, a Gentleman well borne and bred, that loves his king for conscience sake, of a clearer countenance, and bolder look than other men, because of a more loyal Heart.
These derogatory terms for at the time they were so intended also showed what the typical Parliamentarian thought of the Royalist side — capricious men who cared more for vanity than the nation at large.
In some dogs there is a chestnut spot in the middle of the forehead: this is called the "blenheim" spot. They are eager to please!