The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I

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1999 marks the 350th anniversary of the execution of Charles I, and this volume deals with the crisis the execution provoked in the representation of the monarchy. It looks at both sympathetic and hostile representations of Charles I, and addresses not only the period of mid-century crisis but also the earlier years of his reign and the afterlife of his royal image. It will appeal not only to literary scholars but also to historians, art historians and musicologists.

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"Readers as well as politicians had a vested interest in this ownership of the royal image...What emerges then from this fine collection of essays is a sense of the instability of the royal image." Jrnl of English and Gemanic Philology, Jan 2002
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521590471
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Duke, Prince and King: problems, transitions and transformations in the early representation of Charles I Thomas N Corns; 2. 'A ball of strife': Caroline poetry and royal marriage Ann Baynes Coiro; 3. Popular representations of Charles I Joad Raymond; 4. 'Incendiaries of the State': Charles I and tyranny Martin Dzelzainis; 5. The King among radicals: godly Republicans, Levellers, Diggers and Fifth Monarchists David Loewenstein; 6. Eikon Basilike and the rhetoric of self-representation Elizabeth Skerpan Wheeler; 7. Milton and King Charles Sharon Achinstein; 8. The King's Music Jonathan P. Wainwright; 8. The visual image of Charles I John Peacock; 10. The royal martyr in the Restoration: national grief and national sin Lois Potter; 11. Reviving the martyr king: Charles I as Jacobite icon Laura Lunger Knuppers; 12. The royal image: an afterword Kevin Sharpe; Index.

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