The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II And The Ceremonies Of Power

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The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power

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. 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.

Specification of The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power

GENERAL
AuthorAnna Keay
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-101847252257
ISBN-139781847252258
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Publication Year2008
DIMENSIONS
Height6.52 inch.
Length1.18 inch.
Width9.4 inch.
Weight1.4 pounds.

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