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The Madness of King Charles III

Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy

Richard Wilson

April 2016, his recital of the world’s most famous line was the fulfilment not only of a personal ambition, but of the mutual dependency of the Bard and the British monarchy. Charles’s portentous rendition of ‘To be or not to be’ was the culmination of

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The Crown and the Crowd

Sublimations of Monarchy in Georgian Satirical Prints

David Morgan

F.P. Lock in this regard: After the [Glorious] Revolution it was less easy to treat the office of kingship so reverently as Dryden had been able to do. The reality of the post-1688 monarchy was unglamorous, neither William nor Queen Anne (nor

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Nurturing Romanian Socialists

Reading Primers Before, During and After the Second World War

Simona Szakács-Behling and Mihai Stelian Rusu

Drawing on a sample of children’s reading primers published between 1938 and 1953 in Romania, this article explores ways in which both the monarchic and the communist regimes used primary education to fashion political subjects before, during, and after the Second World War. Theoretically grounded in a sociological approach and empirically grounded in textual and visual thematic content analysis, the findings reveal significant semantic shifts in understandings of the “nation” in relation to internal and external anchors, including religion, monarchy, and work, but they also indicate important continuities relating to an ethos of political submission (toward God and king, or the party and the Soviet Union) and patriotic solidarity (with the Romanian Orthodox nation or the workers’ proletarian nation).

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Miriam Shadis

. This article analyzes the wills of seven people who were members of this family in the first three generations of the Portuguese monarchy: three versions of a will by Afonso Henriques (d. 1185); remnants of a will by his wife, Queen Mafalda (d. 1158

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Times of Democracy

The Unavoidable Democracy of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Denmark

Anne Engelst Nørgaard

The epigraph above sprang from a newspaper established in Copenhagen in November 1848. As in many states in revolutionary Europe, several journals, newspapers, and associations emerged in the Danish monarchy responding to revolutionary events. 2 This

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Selective Empathy

Workers, Colonial Subjects, and the Affective Politics of French Romantic Socialism

Naomi J. Andrews

the oppressed.” 2 Socialists elaborated their alternative worldview in the France of the July Monarchy and Second Republic (1830–1851), a society deeply divided by the legacy of the French Revolution and by issues of class and race that played out in

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Pablo Facundo Escalante

inevitability. This master narrative is still strong among historians, 2 and its influence can be perceived, for instance, when some of them suggest that the men of 1789 sealed the fate of the monarchy by not changing the ruling dynasty, just as the English did

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Looking Awry at Georgian Caricature

Lacan and the Satirists

David Morgan

Carretta shows, this line of attack evolved into the satirical accusation that the sheer humdrum mundanity of George's domestic pleasures and interests were such as to degrade the status of the monarchy – and so, potentially, to threaten its very existence

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Christine Adams

commentators suggested that women were essential to the intellectual and moral harmony that undergirded civilized French society. 14 In a monarchy in which, as Ozouf points out, collective male participation in the state is unnecessary, men and women can

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Temperamental Differences

The Shifting Political Implications of Cousin Marriage in Nineteenth-Century America

Susan McKinnon

, expresses his complete contempt for the Spanish monarchy in an edition of the Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery . The Spanish monarchs, Steger (1855: 191) contends, “from the time of Charles 5th, selected wives, often near relatives, from