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The magnificent monarch : Charles II and the ceremonies of power

Author: Anna Keay
Publisher: London : Continuum, ©2008.
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In the year that the English monarchy was abolished, the Prince of Wales's governor posed the poignant question: what was it that made kings different from their subjects? The answer to him was obvious, and the word that described it was 'ceremony'. From crown wearing in the Middle Ages to the jubilees of modern times the English Monarchy has always used the rituals of majesty to command the affection and loyalty of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keay, Anna.
Magnificent monarch.
London : Continuum, c2008
(DLC) 2008277909
(OCoLC)191891198
Named Person: Charles, King of England; Karl, England König II.; Charles, King of England
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Keay
ISBN: 9780826422606 0826422608
OCLC Number: 676697153
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 319 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Maps and plans; 1 Introduction; 2 Son and heir; 3 War; 4 The shadow of a king; 5 England reclaimed; 6 The clamour of kingship; 7 Reform and retrenchment; 8 Protestant king, Catholic heir; 9 A court comes of age; 10 The apotheosis of Charles II; 11 Epilogue: the mist that is cast before us; Appendix 1: Numbers touched for the king's evil, 1660-82; Appendix 2: Numbers healed on recorded occasions in 1668, 1671, 1672, 1679; Appendix 3: The principal feast days of the Restoration Chapel Royal.
Responsibility: Anna Keay.

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Tells the story of how Charles II, from his inauspicious accession, triumphed as a king and conducted his daily life - the fabric of monarchy he so successfully recreated. This book argues that he  Read more...

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'Valuably reminding us of the importance of ceremony and ritual {Keay's} book fills an important gap in assessments of the Restoration.' - History Today - selected by Kevin Sharpe as his Book of the Read more...

 
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