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William IV, affability and the reform crisis, 1830–37
Steve Poole

informality were as much products of his brusque nautical upbringing and awkwardness in robes as they were dictated by political expedience. And they made an immediate impact. The King’s relaxed and informal handshake at the levee led Hobhouse to observe that members of the Royal Family were ‘like wealthy bourgeois’, and William did his best to live up to this estimate, even suggesting that if his subjects wished to see him they should 164 THE POLITICS OF REGICIDE IN ENGLAND politely call on him in his house. He seemed to take no interest in security at all. Public

in The politics of regicide in England, 1760–1850
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Hunting and conservation in the British Empire
John M. MacKenzie

dealer, commenting on the increasing popularity of classes in marksmanship, pointed out that ‘we are a hunting nation’. But in Britain the hunting ethos, though still practised, has declined in status and public acceptability with the end of Empire. This decline is perfectly reflected by the changing relationship of the royal family towards it. Edward VII, George V, and Edward VIII hunted as

in The Empire of Nature
Guy Vanthemsche

State to their colony (1928, 1947 and 1955). King Baudouin’s brief presence at the independence ceremony on 30 June 1960, of course, also belongs to this type of tour, but it took on a special symbolism, since it marked at once the closure of the colonial era and the opening of a new chapter in the Congo’s history. There were also ‘official missions’, that is, visits by a member of the royal family executing a specific

in Royals on tour
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Arlette Jouanna

a spiritual thirst or simple curiosity, went to hear the sermons of the itinerant ministers. It was a time when the Protestants could see in Charles IX a new Josias, the King of Judea who restored the true worship of God, and when their slogan – an anagram of Charles de Valois – was ‘Va chasser l’idole’ (‘get rid of the idol’) – meaning the Roman church, of course.2 The decline of these hopes began as early as the first civil war of 1562–63. Rejection by the vast majority of Catholics, the end of the illusion of a quick conversion of the royal family, growing

in The Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
From Samoa with Love? at the Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich
Hilke Thode-Arora

1895 and 1911. Fritz (1862–?) lived in Samoa with his Samoan-French wife Marie Denise Devère, and Carl (1860–1916) lived in Berlin and dealt in ethnographic objects that were supplied by his brother in Samoa. Part of the Samoan collection, in addition to the Marquardt pieces, is comprised of state gifts, which were presented to the Bavarian royal family by one of the most important high chiefs, Tupua Tamasese Lealofi. Tamasese, however, had come to Bavaria with one of these ethnic shows. The research project In a wider context, building on Jürgen Habermas, it could

in Curatopia
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Kate Middleton, ‘middle-classness’ and family values
Laura Clancy

portraits of Queen Victoria and her young family (see Chapter 1 ), yet Victoria poses in an opulent palace interior, whilst the Cambridges sit in the Middleton family garden, distanced from signifiers of aristocratic privilege. The historian Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite argues that in the twentieth-century middle and upper classes blurred due to a cross-class claim to ‘ordinariness’, which was a ‘contested and shifting’ term. 63 Likewise, Jo Littler suggests that the royal family are represented as ‘normcore aristocrats

in Running the Family Firm
Humanitarian diplomacy and the cultures of appeasement in Britain
Rebecca Gill

the German Red Cross, Duke Carl Edouard Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, was able to fraternise and proclaim his message of goodwill in the impeccably courteous manner of a member of the aristocracy (as grandson of Queen Victoria, he was related to the British as well as to many European royal families). 24 Saxe-Coburg was a frequent guest of Queen Mary. That he was able to attend Buckingham Palace in full Nazi uniform without negative comment in the British press reflects both the appetite for appeasement in Britain at this time, including amongst the highest members of the

in The Red Cross Movement
Meyer Jessica

2020 which, to date, has had a viewership of eighty-two million households and reached number one in eighty-three countries worldwide. 1 The international popularity of historical dramas in this time of global health crisis has tended to be viewed by both critics and consumers as a form of escapism. The trials and tribulations of the British royal family, the life of an orphaned American chess prodigy, the froth and frolics of the Regency ton

in Diagnosing history
The Barcelona model
Duncan Wheeler

groundwork for fragile counter-intuitive alliances. Samaranch effectively redeemed himself for his Francoist past by becoming the first President of the Olympics Committee to see the Games hosted on home turf. He claims that, under the patronage of the Spanish royal family: ‘The unity amongst everyone and common sense prevailed: an efficient and innovative formula was found to integrate the always active Catalan civil society into the project; hence, the creation of the Barcelona-92 Association of businessmen.’ 34 If, as Keith Dinnie notes, ‘[i

in Following Franco
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The Regeneration of Africa
Bongani Ngqulunga

-third of the land granted to him for allocation to the Swazis, the remainder of the land under concession would be held in freehold title. Native Swazis who resided on the land that had been made the private property of concession holders were given five years to live on the land without eviction. The Swazi royal family enlisted the services of Seme to assist in claiming back its land. He represented King Sobhuza II when the matter was brought before a special court in Swaziland. 24 The Swazis lost the case, as well as a further appeal in

in The Pan-African Pantheon