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The metafictional meanings of lycanthropic transformations in Doctor Who
Ivan Phillips

incorporated the ecological concerns of ‘Inferno’, so the lycanthrope of the Torchwood Estate provided the basis for a degree of social satire at the expense of the Church (the belligerent monks of St Catherine's Glen) and the Royal Family: THE DOCTOR: No, but the funny thing is, Queen Victoria actually did suffer a mutation of the blood. It's historical record. She was haemophiliac. They used to call it the Royal Disease. But it's always been a mystery because she didn't inherit it. Her mum didn't have it, her dad didn't have it. It

in In the company of wolves
Sibling incest, class and national identity in Iain Banks’s The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007)
Robert Duggan

some fun with how the game has been renamed over the Twentieth Century, from Empire! to Commonwealth and finally to its American incarnation Liberty! As this makes clear, there is a strong sense of national allegory at work here, with the British (royal) family that brought the world Empire guided by an ageing matriarch in the person of Grandma Win now ceding global control to the American

in Incest in contemporary literature
Creative women and daydreaming in Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels (2008)
Emma V. Miller

saying, ‘Nothing’ she indicates the impossibility of articulating her experience. Her words, ‘Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave/my heart into my mouth’, may be read as either that she is unhappy she cannot articulate her devotion or that she cannot articulate her unhappiness. 69 Indeed, many have speculated whether the incest Lear refers to when raving upon the heath in Act 3, Scene 3 might refer to incest within the royal family

in Incest in contemporary literature
Home care, doctors' care, and travellers
Amy Milne-Smith

‘Obituary’, The Times (3 December 1901), p. 6. 52 His uncle Frederick Molyneux, best known for his close connection to the royal family, was informed of his nephew's last illness by telegram. He left from London and found the family gathered around an unconscious Earl of Sefton. On 2 December he recorded that ‘Poor Mull died about eight o’clock in the morning.’ Diary of Frederick Molyneux, 920 SEF/6

in Out of his mind
W. J. McCormack

Irish Independent left no one in any doubt as to his approval of Nazi legislation in its disinheriting of Jews and its commitment to a eugenical programme. 26 Conor Cruise O’Brien has gone so far as suggest that ‘there was something in [Yeats] that would have taken considerable pleasure ... in seeing England occupied by the Nazis, the Royal Family exiled, and the Mother of

in Dissolute characters
The Elephant Man, the Hysteric, the Indian and the Doctor
Andrew Smith

Other Reminiscences , (London: Cassell, 1923) pp. 1–37, p. 3. All subsequent references are to this edition, and are given in the text. Frederick Treves was a well-known Victorian surgeon who became renowned for his pioneering work on appendicitis. He was Surgeon-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria and was knighted in 1901 for his services to the Royal family. These services included

in Victorian demons
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David Annwn Jones

) In 1782, Dr Philippe Curtius, uncle to the future Madame Tussaud, opened his ‘Caverne des Grands Voleurs’ / ‘The Cavern of the Great Thieves’ at the Boulevard du Temple, prefiguring his niece’s ‘Chamber of Horrors’ (opened 1802). Here Curtius exhibited the figures of famous criminals and also, later, effigies of the royal family who had been executed. The bringing together of thieves and murderers in

in Gothic effigy
The French Revolution, the past and Ann Radcliffe’s The Romance of the Forest (1791)
Jonathan Dent

Antoinette) is shown to be entirely dependent upon the active, noble and chivalrous behaviour of a male (her husband). As Tom Furniss points out, Burke contrasts the beauty of the ancien régime , embodied by Marie Antoinette, with the barbarity of the largely female revolutionary mob (2002, 61). The royal family are escorted from Versailles to Paris ‘amidst the horrid yells, and shrilling screams ... and all the

in Sinister histories
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William Hughes

popular newspaper’s columnist, is less than flattering: Elliotson’s chief patient was a Miss Oky, an appropriate cognomen, which appears to vouch some close consanguinity with the royal family of Oky Poky Wanky Wum, at present the reigning dynasty of the Cannibal Islands. This illustrious individual had been

in That devil's trick