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Canadian military nurses at Petrograd, 1915–17
Cynthia Toman

Canadian representative in this diplomatic mission. She revelled in opportunities to mingle with the royal family of Tsar Nicholas II as well as other prominent people, recorded her perspectives of the Russian revolution from the vantage point of hospital windows overlooking streets where events were taking place, and finagled her way into prisons, refugee camps and a field hospital on the southern Russian front by using her social and political connections. Military nurses like Cotton enabled political alliances that partially kept Russia from becoming allied with

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery

, offered readers detailed accounts of the investiture, descriptions of the regalia, biographies of members of the royal family, a piece on the ‘spiritual significance of the Coronation’, and recollections of the grand Delhi Durbar of 1911. Indians themselves remained almost completely absent in the pictures and among the authors, though the publication contained advertisements for an Ayurvedic doctor, the

in Crowns and colonies
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Popular mobilisation and physicality in the 1790s
Steve Poole

well-known essay Clive Emsley has estimated a total of 200 prosecutions under the sedition laws in England during the 1790s, but questioned the consequent radical appellation of a ‘Reign of Terror’ against progressive opinion. As I have argued elsewhere, Emsley’s figure, unhelpfully based upon prosecutions rather than custodial arrests, is almost certainly a considerable underestimation of the true total,22 but whatever language we may care to use, one thing is clear. People were frequently inclined to insult the Royal Family in these years, and did so openly

in The politics of regicide in England, 1760–1850
Joseph Hardwick

the well-being of royalty had encouraged a degree of intimacy between worshippers and royals (since 1549 the Book of Common Prayer had included prayers and suffrages for the sovereign, and prayers for the royal family were used from 1604). 4 The previous chapter noted that observances of prayer days in times of drought could be patchy, as for many the cause was distant. By contrast, special prayers on royal occasions marked relatable events in the lives of sovereigns, such as illnesses, recoveries and the birth of children

in Prayer, providence and empire
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David M. Bergeron

royal patron, the sponsor of the King’s Men. The family of history becomes in the drama the family of art only in turn to become the current family of history. The play’s Prologue says: ‘Think ye see / The very persons of our noble story / As they were living’ (25–7). But spectators at the Globe understood the living royal persons as part of the noble story. The Stuart royal family pervades their

in Shakespeare’s London 1613
Ryan Wolfson-Ford

fate. 53 Unfinished business: diaspora calls for a royal funeral The monarchy remained a powerful institution even in early 1975, the year in which it was abolished. No one seriously thought the King would be removed, nor did anyone openly call for the overthrow of the monarchy. The revolution was not anti-monarchical, since the Pathet Lao publicly pledged to uphold the monarchy. The most popular leader of the Pathet Lao was a (minor) member of the extended royal family, Souphanouvong, the ‘Red Prince’, who proved to be a figurehead of the movement, but a very

in Monarchies and decolonisation in Asia
Negotiations at the end of British rule in the Shan States of Burma (Myanmar)
Susan Conway

represent the Burmese because the British had banished King Thibaw and destroyed the Kon-baung dynasty. In a continuing effort to exert soft power in the Shan States, the British arranged for the sons of Shan princes to attend British public schools, and they were invited to court ceremonies and introduced to members of the royal family. 16 The British also established a school in Taunggyi where sons of the elite not sent abroad were educated. Relationships with British royalty continued to be cordial even as calls for independence were gathering momentum. In 1947 Sao

in Monarchies and decolonisation in Asia
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The British monarchy in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, 1991–2016
Mark McKenna

monarchy survived the changing historical circumstances that caused many historians and commentators to predict its demise; chief among them were decolonisation, Britain’s entry into the European Common Market in 1973 and the decline of the British race patriotism that had for so long defined colonial identities. Moreover, constitutional monarchy survived the crisis in the royal family’s public image in

in Crowns and colonies
Daniel Szechi

carefully holding one’s glass over a bowl of water (i.e. drinking the health of the king over the water – a.k.a. King James) only looks quaint to modern eyes. Likewise the wearing of tartan waistcoats in the late 1740s, hanging unlabelled portraits of the exiled Stuart royal family in their country houses, and penning and reading poetry evoking the good old days of lost (Stuart) innocence. Thus when rebellious angels fell, The very heav’n, where good ones dwell, Became th’apostate spirits’ hell. Seeking against eternal right

in The Jacobites (second edition)
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Alison K. McHardy

Gascony. Here too, dynastic disputes became enmeshed with the Anglo-French conflict. The largest Spanish kingdom was Castile. The story of the Castilian royal family in the fourteenth century was colourful and dramatic; 19 when Alfonso XI died in 1350, his legitimate son Pedro was challenged by his illegitimate son Henry (Enrique) of Trastamara. Both sides received support from abroad, for, apart from

in The reign of Richard II