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Mike Huggins

the royal family and aristocracy to farmers, veterinary surgeons and small businessmen. Breeders and owners The royal family was not amongst the leading owners, but the monarchy’s public support for racing should be seen as an important cultural marker. Its attitudes to betting, ownership and breeding varied. Edward VII enjoyed betting as much as ownership and breeding. George V took his responsibilities as an owner seriously, enjoyed the social life of a day’s racing, was knowledgeable about breeding, but saw less appeal in betting. George VI maintained the royal

in Horseracing and the British 1919–39
The two sides of provincial violence in early modern Burma
Michael W. Charney

expedition because they had apparently outdated royal orders suggesting the Atwinwun lacked such powers. The latter then wrote a letter to the king accusing the officials of obstruction. Other members of the Atwinwun’s faction in the court, mainly princes of the royal family, now sent a letter to the Atwinwun indicating that he was safe as the king had received his complaint and was going to remove the viceroy and the governor of Martaban from their positions. Moreover, the king had appointed as their replacements the Ye-wun of Rangoon as the new governor of Martaban and

in A global history of early modern violence
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Quentin Crisp as Orlando’s Elizabeth I
Glyn Davis

books and public appearances he shaped an identity as a raconteur and entertainer, delivering carefully crafted and rehearsed epigrams and witticisms. Not unlike a member of the royal family, Crisp’s answers were rarely spontaneous or off-the-cuff; he was always performing himself. The one member of royalty that Crisp did pass judgement on, negatively, was Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Spencer). In an

in The British monarchy on screen
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Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves as a reparative fantasy
Anu Koivunen

 216 12 THE CARING NATION Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves as a reparative fantasy Anu Koi v unen I n February 2013, Swedish author and comedian Jonas Gardell was awarded the prize of ‘Homo of the Year’ by the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, who was the first ever member of the royal family to attend the annual QX gay gala. An enthusiastic gala audience welcomed her appearance on the stage with cheers and a standing ovation. In her short award speech, Crown Princess Victoria proclaimed a wish: ‘Your message is clear. Straighten your back. Reach out your

in The power of vulnerability
Matthew S. Weinert

nineteenth century developed under the auspices of the European concert system and justified by the need to maintain international peace and order allocated recognition of (European) states based on rule by a member of a legitimate royal family. Newly independent countries (e.g. Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece and, later, Norway) were enjoined to adopt a princely leader from a European

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Jennifer Crane and Jane Hand

Football?’, British Medical Journal , 25 February 2016, https://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i1023 (accessed 29 July 2019). 5 See for example ‘Britons are More Proud of their History, NHS and Army than the Royal Family’, Ipsos Mori , 21 March 2012, https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/britons-are-more-proud-their-history-nhs-and-army-royal-family (accessed 29 July 2019). 6 Martin Gorsky, ‘The British National Health Service 1948–2008: A Review of the Historiography

in Posters, protests, and prescriptions
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Anne McClintock and H. Rider Haggard
Laura Chrisman

and femaleness within the text. Thus she argues that The Kukuana royal family is itself dangerously degenerate – offering a spectacle of familial disorder run amok. In the features of King Twala`s face one reads the degeneration of the race. He is a black paragon of the putative stigmata of the race, excessively fat, repulsively ugly, flat-nosed, one-eyed. (pp. 244–5; emphasis added) It is inaccurate to view Twala as the sole representative of the Kukuana family itself, since the idealised Umbopa/Ignosi is constructed to be as representative, if not more so. In

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Simon Mabon

Egyptian court. In Bahrain, where regional concerns were equally prevalent, the regime’s response framed protestors as fifth columnists doing the nefarious bidding of Iran, resulting in the widespread restriction of political space across the island. In this climate, opposition groups and a number of journalists were imprisoned and in a number of instances, killed. The case of Eman Salehi, a Bahraini sports journalist who was killed by a member of the royal family reveals a great deal about the political climate in Bahrain.9 The Salehi case also evokes memories of

in Houses built on sand
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Rodney Barker

some role in public life, seclusion is replaced by limited visibility. In Japan, the wedding of the then Crown Prince Akihito in 1959 was followed by an open horse-drawn carriage drive through Tokyo, another break with a tradition which until then had conveyed members of the imperial family in closed palanquins. 30 The presentation was of a royal family who were not only visible to the public, but receiving the approval, support, and acclamation of the public. That is something an absolute ruler, and even more so a semi-divine one, not only would not need, but would

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Mike Huggins

them, and to use their surnames in return. It was deference too which allowed trainers to remain remote, to rule their stables with firmness and authority. It was the claims of hierarchy which allowed the royal family to repackage the ceremonial trappings which ensured they continued to receive acclaim at Ascot, Epsom, York or Newmarket, a manifestation which David Cannadine has noted in other contexts too.17 Within racing some tried to put forward the view that such hierarchies were natural and preordained, and that social perception and behaviour should reflect

in Horseracing and the British 1919–39