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The coronation of 1953
Norman Bonney

people reported a swelling national pride at the pageantry and sense of national 04_Norman_Ch-4.indd 55 8/5/2013 7:16:05 AM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/05/2013, SPi 56 MONARCHY, RELIGION AND THE STATE renewal with what was portrayed in the media as the dawning of a new Elizabethan era of a new young Queen after the trials and tribulations of wartime and the replacement of the Empire by the Commonwealth. Social distance between participants at many events, such as along the route of the procession, was minimised, and there was a shared sense of camaraderie among

in Monarchy, religion and the state
Conversation between party and nation
Stephen Ingle

, commentators such as the Duke of Wirtenberg, the German jurist Paul Henzner, the Antwerp merchant van Materen, each writing in the Elizabethan era, had noted this characteristic passion for individual liberty (in Rye, 1865 : 7–8, in Macfarlane, 1978 : 165). And before the advent of Protestantism, the Venetian ambassador to the court of Henry VII also noted the same characteristics, linking independent

in These Englands
Jean-François Drolet

symbolic essence of his treatise on the sovereign territorial state. Hobbes’s confused choice of biblical creature reflected his blindness to the political passage from land to sea that had been in the process of transforming England since the Elizabethan era. As Schmitt points out, the Hobbesian ideal of the state realised itself on the Continent, mainly in France and in Prussia, but never in England: ‘The English Isle and its world-​conquering seafaring needed no absolute monarchy, no standing land army, no state bureaucracy, no legal system of a law state such as

in American foreign policy