Nalson Jan. Mais il ne veut pas se taire, et continue de clamer son innocence. Upon His Majesties calling this last Parliament. Upon the Earle of Straffords death. Sur la mort du comte de Straffords.

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Eikon Basilike I. It is bound in full gilt-ruled 18th century english calf, with the spie divided into five compartments by four raised bands, with leaf edges red speckled and board edges blind tooled. Externally the boards and spine are lightly scuffed in general, with some splits showing at the tail of both hinges, and the head of the front hinge, with chipping at the head of the spine and the board corners bumped.

Internally the leaves are generally clean and well margined, with notable tears to the errata leaf and to the plate, with general mild toning and occasional marginal foxing, with some small marginal tears otherwise. The argument is that Gauden had prepared the book to inspire sympathy with the king by a representation of his pious and forgiving disposition, and so to rouse public opinion against his execution. Gauden stated that he had begun the book in and was entirely responsible for it.

The internal evidence has, as is usual in such cases, been brought forward as a conclusive argument in favor of both contentions. Since he wrote in , some further evidence has been forthcoming in favor of the Naseby copy. A correspondence relating to the French translation of the work has also come to light among the papers of Sir Edward Nicholas. None of the letters show any doubt that King Charles was the author.

Gardiner Hist. This theory would reconcile the conflicting evidence, that of those who saw Charles writing parts and read the manuscript before publication, and the deliberate statements of Gauden. Charles I is the only saint formally canonised by the Church of England. The volume collates as follows: A4, B8-R8, S6. The volume measures about 17 cm. By 2 cm. Each leaf measures about mm. By mm. Provenance: 1. Inscription of William Theodore Wallis on the title and again on Pp.

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Eikon Basilike

They had five children, four sons and a daughter. He seems to have remained at Oxford until , when he became vicar of Chippenham. His sympathies were at first with the parliamentary party. In he was appointed to the rural deanery of Bocking. Apparently his views changed as the revolutionary tendency of the Presbyterian party became more pronounced, for in he addressed to Lord Fairfax A Religious and Loyal Protestation


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Bernini , seeing this picture, called it "the portrait of a doomed man". It is by no means certain that Charles wrote the book. After the Restoration , John Gauden , bishop of Worcester , claimed to have written it. Jeremy Taylor is also said to have had a hand in its revision, and to be the source of its title; an earlier draft bore the name Suspiria Regalia, the "Royal Sighs".


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London: — CCD. The story of his downfall is soon told; his belief in the Divine Right of Kings and apparent Catholic sympathies led to unpopularity with the people and Parliament, the ultimate result of which was Civil War from In he was imprisoned and refused to give in to the demands of his captors for a constitutional monarchy, and when Oliver Cromwell took control of the country in , his fate was sealed. Whoever the author, Eikon Basilike The Royal Portrait was immensely popular, and appeared in many editions by the end of the year. The Library holds over fifty copies of the text, in various languages, most of which are gathered together at the classmark CCA-E. It is now generally agreed that Gauden is likely to have compiled the text using some authentic writings of the King as a foundation.

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