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The black legend of Prince Rupert's dog : witchcraft and propaganda during the English Civil War

Author: Mark Stoyle
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, [ca. 2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The story of Boy, the canine companion of Charles I's nephew, Prince Rupert, whose fame as a dog-witch was one of the stranger consequences of the English Civil War.

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Named Person: Count Palatine / 1619-1682 Rupert / Prince; Ruprecht, Pfalz Prinz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stoyle
OCLC Number: 1076299127
Notes: Hier auch später erschienene, unveränderte Nachdrucke. - Im Januar 2013 Übernahme der Titel des University of Exeter Verlages.
Awards: Short-listed for The Folklore Society's Katharine Briggs Award 2012
Description: XIV, 240 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: ChronologyIntroduction1: Boy and the Historians2: 'The Prince and the Poodle': Before The Civil War3: 'Dutchland Devil': The Prince and The Pamphleteers, August to December 16424: 'Lapland Lady': The Poodle and The Pamphleteers, January to February 16435: 'Imagining Boy': The Roots of the Myth6: 'Occult Celebrity': Boy in the Public Eye, February to August 16437: 'A Dog's Elegy': From Newbury to Marston Moor, September 1643 to July 16448: 'A Dog's Legacy': After Marston MoorConclusionAppendix: Observations upon Prince Rupert's White Dog Called BoyNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Mark Stoyle.


This compelling book from Mark Stoyle sets out to uncover the true history of Boy, the canine companion of Charles I's famous nephew, Prince Rupert.  Read more...


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This deconstruction/reconstruction of a seventeenth century political legend is highly readable and interesting. It shows a welcome attempt to incorporate folklore research into historiography. * Read more...

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