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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More


The King’s Body: Eikon Basilike and the Royalists in Exile at Home and Abroad

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The trial and execution of Charles I by Parliament generated many accounts ranging from ballads to Eikon Basilike, a text believed to have been written by Charles himself during his final days. ... More


Assenting to the Law: Sacrifice and Punishment at the Dawn of Secularism

Jonathan Sheehan

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines two texts from mid-seventeenth-century England with a view to understanding the political work done by the language of sacrifice. It challenges the ideas that that moment in ... More


The Words and Silences of a King

Kevin Sharpe

in Image Wars: Kings and Commonwealths in England, 1603-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162004
eISBN:
9780300164909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162004.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the words and silences of kings in England. On the day of the regicide, Charles I's political testament, the Eikon Basilike, was published and went into 36 editions the same ... More


Conclusion: Political Intellection in the Restoration and Beyond

Todd Butler

in Literature and Political Intellection in Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198844068
eISBN:
9780191879715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844068.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Concerns over equivocation, captured letters, and religious division continued to attend the relationship between thought, expression, and political obedience throughout the Restoration. The concern ... More


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