[Ebook] ↠ Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power Author Anna Keay – Thegreatwallonline.us

Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of PowerIn 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 Its Subjects This Important And Original Book Is The First To Examine Properly The Ceremonial World Of An English Sovereign In An Age When The King Still Healed The Sick And Took His Meals In Front Of A Crowd Of Spectators, A Sovereign S Ability To Carry Off This Public Role Could Be As Important To His Success As His Command Of The Army Or Management Of Parliament.Charles II Lived Through The Period Of The Greatest Political Change England Has Ever Known, Witnessing Revolution, Regicide And Restoration At Just 16 He Was Cast Into Exile A Poor Relation At The Court Of The Young Louis XIV And Then The Creature Of Philip IV Of Spain, He Knew What It Was To Wrestle For Recognition This Was His Apprenticeship With The Restoration Charles Brought The Lessons Of Exile Home The Country Was Soon Rocked By Plague And Fire, And His Brother S Conversion To Catholicism Would Bring It Once Again To The Brink Of Civil War In The Crisis That Developed Charles Used The Rituals Of Royalty To Help Save The Very Institution Of Hereditary Monarchy Using A Huge Range Of Unpublished Primary Material, And Painting A Vivid And Detailed Picture Of The Daily Life Of One Of England S Most Charismatic Monarchs, Anna Keay S Brilliant Ritual Biography Radically Reappraises Charles II As The Magnificent Monarch.

[Ebook] ↠ Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power Author Anna Keay – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power
  • Anna Keay
  • English
  • 19 July 2018
  • 9781847252258

11 thoughts on “Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power


  1. says:

    An excellent level of detail and a strong hypothesis It is often difficult to reconcile the not entirely false romantic image of Charles II from evidence suggesting him to have been a canny politician with no small role in the creation of his own image Keay does a really convincing job of demarcating wher...

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