Eikon Basilike with Selections from Eikonoklastes / Edition 1

Eikon Basilike with Selections from Eikonoklastes / Edition 1

by John Milton, Holly Faith Nelson, Jim Daems, Holly Faith Nelson, John Gauden
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551115948

ISBN-13: 9781551115948

Pub. Date: 11/08/2005

Publisher: Broadview Press

Published just after the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Eikon Basilike is a defence of the king’s motivations and actions prior to and during the British civil wars. Nine chapters of Eikonoklastes, John Milton’s response to Eikon Basilike, are also included in this edition. Here Milton, writing from a republican

Overview

Published just after the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Eikon Basilike is a defence of the king’s motivations and actions prior to and during the British civil wars. Nine chapters of Eikonoklastes, John Milton’s response to Eikon Basilike, are also included in this edition. Here Milton, writing from a republican perspective, attacks the substance and style of the King’s Book. These fascinating texts are now available in an edition that also includes a rich selection of historical documents.

This Broadview edition’s critical introduction discusses the publication history and both seventeenth-century and current debates regarding the work and its authorship, while the appendices provide a generous selection of contemporary responses to Eikon Basilike and accounts of the king’s trial and scaffold speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551115948
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
11/08/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction
A Brief Historical Chronology
A Note on the Text

Eikon Basilike
Selections from Eikonoklastes

Appendix A: Other Contemporary Responses to Eikon Basilike

  1. From Eikon Alethine (1649)
  2. From The Life and Reign of King Charles (1651)
  3. From Eikon Aklastos (1651)

Appendix B: The Trial and Execution of King Charles I

  1. Line Engraving, Trial of King Charles I (17th Century)
  2. From “The Manner of the Trial of Charles Stuart King of England” (1684)
  3. “King Charles His Speech Made upon the Scaffold at Whitehall-Gate” (1650)

Appendix C: Restoration Revelations and Restraints

  1. By the King. A Proclamation (1660)
  2. The Anglesey Memorandum (1690)

Works Cited and Select Bibliography

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