first printed in 1664, her state-political poems, on members of the royalfamily and events of the Civil War, Interregnum, and Restoration, were
all placed at the beginning of the volume – suggesting that Philips should
be read as a poet writing on matters of political significance.2
For Margaret Cavendish, the two major editions of Poems and Fancies
in 1653 and 1664 each have strongly competing claims both to textual
authority and to the more resonant political moment. While 1653 is
usually prioritised as the first iteration of Cavendish
National identities, sovereignty and the body politic
lips and the name of the band displayed as ransom letters across her face.
The artist and left-wing political campaigner Artist Taxi Driver satirised public and media reaction to Prince George's birth by referring to her as the ‘hairy goat-legged Queen’, galloping around the hospital as Kate Middleton births the dynasty's next ‘spawn’.
The conspiracy theorist David Icke claims that the royalfamily are shape-shifting reptilian aliens, part of a secret global
Masculinities, ‘philanthrocapitalism’ and the military-industrial complex
class – at once.
Although somewhat useful for reinforcing notions of a (royal) family with a difficult, unruly child, representations of Harry's ‘laddish’ antics were described by the journalist Antony Barnett as ‘highly embarrassing for the royalfamily’, and his behaviour is constructed as countering the ‘moral and respectable’ Family Firm. For example, after he smoked cannabis, one national tabloid columnist branded Harry a ‘thoroughly horrible young man’ and a ‘national disgrace’.
understands the power of the press and photography particularly. While other members of the RoyalFamily are happy to let their PR people make all these decisions, Meghan is not.
Likewise, in the Sun , the journalist Emily Andrews claimed that ‘Maverick Meghan Markle is the “new Diana” with PR tactics … defying stuffy palace bigwigs’, directly contrasting the ‘stuffy’ Buckingham Palace staff with Meghan's celebrity credence
community. The votive inscriptions which are the major guide to patronage at this time, carry a smattering of references to donations by local rulers such as the Satavahana dynasty and what might be described as the local aristocracy – erstwhile chiefs of clans now moving into positions of administrative importance and marrying into royalfamilies.
The major monasteries were either rock-cut monasteries, clustered around the passes on important trade routes commanding the descent from the plateau of the Deccan to the trading centres of the west coast, or else the
Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria and Melbourne, 1867–68
individual images of the Queen were employed to make particular
arguments about the colony. Beyond her malleability as a symbol, the
most important thing about Queen Victoria in Victoria was her absence.
The Queen never visited Victoria nor indeed any of her other overseas
colonies. Alfred was the first (and, for over a decade afterwards, the
only major) member of the British royalfamily to visit Britain
Indonesian perceptions of power relationships with the Dutch
Jean Gelman Taylor
Java’s courts emerged from the seclusion of the palace to offer
gifts jointly with their husbands and also in their own name.
Women’s gifts were costly personal items for female members of the
Dutch royalfamily. For example, the golden cart shaped as a Garuda
presented to the young Princess Juliana was expressly given in the names
of both Paku Alam VII and his consort, Retno Puwoso, who was a daughter
monastery was interacting with ruling elites, at different levels, and how such
interactions were an essential part of its identity.
Both sections of amici begin with the royalfamily, the first one –the living
friends – at p. 98, the second –the dead benefactors – at p. 114:
p. 98. Hludowicus imp Hludharius imp Pippinus rex Hludowicus rex hludowicus
iunior Iudith regina Karolus Kisala Bertha
p. 114. Karolus maiordomus Pippinus rex Karlomannus maiordomus Karolus
imp. Karlomannus Karolus rex Pippinus rex Bernardus rex Ruadrud Ruadheid
case in 1774, there was a significant unresolved
and contentious political issue which divided not only the nation but
also the members of the wider royalfamily: namely, the Maupeou Coup
of 1771. What is more, the king was dying of smallpox, an illness controversial in its own right. The deathbed of Louis XV brought together
political, religious and medical controversy with the added element of
strong emotional engagement with the death of a monarch, and family
At the heart of this chapter lie the religious ceremonies that framed
the passing of Louis XV and
arrangements in the Great
Hall, the royal chapel, and the somewhat new Banqueting House. He moved
silently and sometimes noisily through this space certain that he and
the royalfamily were approaching a monumental occasion of things
According to John Chamberlain in a letter of 11 February,
the authorities had already spent £6,000 for the planned fireworks
and sea fights for