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The magnificent monarch [electronic resource] : Charles II and the ceremonies of power / Anna Keay.

By: Keay, Anna.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Continuum, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 319 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780826422606 (electronic bk.); 0826422608 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685 | Rites and ceremonies -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century | Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685 -- Biography | History | HISTORY | Karl England, K�onig, II | HofzeremoniellGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Magnificent monarch.DDC classification: 941.066092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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 its subjects. This important and original book is the first to examine properly the ceremonial world of an English sovereign.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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 its subjects. This important and original book is the first to examine properly the ceremonial world of an English sovereign.

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