Royal Prayers: A Surprising History

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This fascinating book demonstrates that royal prayers can have immense consequence for the psyche of the nation as well as the individual.

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This fascinating book demonstrates that royal prayers can have immense consequence for the psyche of the nation as well as the individual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826423030
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Baldwin is Sergeant of the Vestry of HM Chapels Royal. Hehas previouslyserved on the staff of Lambeth Palace Library, as Curator of Durham University Library, as a Virger at St Paul's Cathedral, and in the Armouries of HM Tower of London.He was deployed as a NATO Satellite Operator during the Baltic Cold War, was awarded his M.Litt for a study of Seventeenth Century Catholicism in The Queen's Chapel, and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society. He is the author of numerous monographs, including decryption of plays by the 16th century School of Night for the Thomas Harriott Seminar. He won the Prince of Wales's Perspectives Millennium Competition for his design of tidal-powered moving pavements for river embankments of major cities.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Royal Prayer — A Justification Chapter 1: Royal Launching and Christening of Ships Chapter 2: 'Near Miss' Royal Prayer Chapter 3: The Modern Application of some old Royal Prayers Chapter 4: Royal Prayer in Scotland Chapter 5: Royal Prayer for Bonapartes Chapter 6: Royal Prayer of America Chapter 7: The Washington Prophecy of 1732
Chapter 8: The Star Spangled Banner Chapter 9: Royal Prayer at times of Personal and National Distress: Natural Disasters Manmade Disasters Chapter 10: Royal Prayers facing Revolution:
Prayers of the Russian Royal Family
Prayers of a Romanian Princess
Prayers of the Greek Royal Family Chapter 11 Right Governance Chapter 12: Royal Patronage Chapter 13: Royal Remembrance Chapter 14: Prayers of Diana, Princess of Wales Chapter 15: Royal Prayer in the Exploration of Earth and Space and the development of Nuclear Theology Chapter 18: Epilogue Appendix: Royal Military Prayersv

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    If Chapter 6, "Royal" Prayers of America is indicative

    If Chapter 6, "Royal" Prayers of America is indicative of the author's scholarship then the book should be read with skepticism.  It recites as factual the story  a delegation sent by George Washington to Florence with the mission of offering  Charles Edward Stuart, the Bonnie Prince installation as King of America.  He cites a publication by "Prince Michael of Albany" (himself a pretended  descendant of Charles II)  which in turn cites the  "Manorwater  Papers" as his source.  Supposedly the papers contain a letter from The Honorable Hervey-Townsend  to Lady Molly Carteron, Countess of Manorwater recording a conversation  between the 4 man delegation and the Young Pretender.  Cursory research shows that  Hervey-Townsend , Lady Manorwater, and the "Manorwater Papers are the products of the fertile imagination of  that prolific writer of  fiction, John Buchan, in a short story, The "Company of the Marjolaine" published in 1908.
    Buchan wrote The 39 Steps, the novel on which the seminal Hitchcock film was based.  Buchan was a British civil servant and diplomat who ended his career as Governor-General of Canada.  Elevated to the House of Lord's Buchan chose the title, Lord Tweedsmuir for its connection with his Scots Borders birthplace.  Manorwater is a small tributary of the Tweed and that stream lent its name to the fictitious countess..

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