Parliament to the withdrawal of KingCharlesI from
London (New Haven, 1942) (hereafter D’Ewes), p. 53; M. Jansson (ed.), Two diaries of
the Long Parliament (Gloucester, 1984), p. 137; British Library (hereafter BL), Add MS
38856/5, fols 18, 37; Gardiner (ed.), Oxinden letters, p. 186; Jansson, I, 230; HMC, Various
collections, II, 260.
57 See also HMC, Seventh report, p. 234, where Captain Barry (a Catholic) reported of James
that the ‘rogue’ claimed he did this ‘because the justice set him in the stocks almost
a month ago, he being a gentleman’. Roman Catholics would
‘Popularity’, King James VI and I, Parliament and monarchists
indicate that Filmer was responding to a practical problem.
This had to do with the increasing weakness of a king, charlesI, who had to confront
subjects that told him how to run the church; tried to dictate policies on taxation;
contested his royal prerogative and, above all, did not collaborate with him.
243 colclough, Freedom of Speech, p. 111. Many MPs in James’ First Parliament (1604–10)
remarked that the good of the country required them to ‘freely and openly deliver’ their
opinion (ibid., pp. 158–9).
Sir Robert Filmer and the patriotic monarch
244 see M. O
, after all, compulsively turns his memoirs into kites
and flies them with the schoolboys. Mr. Dick spends his days
attempting to write his autobiography (“for upwards of ten
years”), but can never keep out the radical anachronism of
the decapitation of KingCharlesI, at which point the pages become
material for kites and he must begin again. One can’t help
but think of Freud
The Sea Adventure
The Additional Sea Adventure to Ireland of 1642, dismissed by Karl Bottigheimer as a ‘floating mockery of the conquering expedition the adventurers had desired’, was the direct response of the Adventurers in London to KingCharlesI’s declaration, on 14 April 1642, that he would travel to Ireland and take command of his forces. 1 The Sea Adventure was the first large military force raised by supporters of parliament that was deployed against a garrison flying the king’s colours, uniting what had been separate conflicts into the Wars of the
read alongside other
statements about monarchy and the king from the same groups; in both cases,
pragmatism rather than royalism was visible.
One division which may have opened up was between those who were
more alarmed by the person of the king – CharlesI himself – and those who
were more concerned about monarchical power. A plausible case has been
made that, from the time of Putney, under the influence of Charles’s duplicity
in his negotiations with the grandees, Cromwell was already deeply hostile
differ in status from Heliodorus’s characters by not being
practising priests. Their wedding in 1625 served as the catalyst for
a new understanding between England and France. As L’Isle put
it in 1625, in ‘A Pastorall Dedication to the King’,
CharlesI, of the English-French teaching text he based on du
Bartas’s second ‘Week’ ‘While earth stands
Cent’r, and Heau’n in circle goes
principled stand of John Hampden against the tyranny of KingCharlesI: Legislative
Council, 25 Jan 1952, pp. 105–6.
166 Gibraltar Chronicle, 27 Feb 1947, p. 3.
167 See for an astute and informed dissection TNA, CO91/526/7, Stanley to Luke, 13
March 1946, and enclosures.
168 TNA, CO91/534/3, Anderson to Listowel, 18 July 1949.
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Community and identity
Actually, the governor and the Colonial Oﬃce were plotting to preserve
garrison interests even while bowing to the pressure for democratic reforms. By
This chapter presents the early memories of Anne Clifford during the period of 1650-1675. This noble and pious Lady, after a happy and retired life in the northern parts, built and repaired several churches, chapels, bridges, and other structures of public benefit, making acts of charity and goodness the delight of her life. Anne died in her castle of Brougham in Westmorland the 22nd day of March 1675 in the eighty and seventh year of her age. She was buried in the vault in Appleby church to whose virtuous and excellent memory, her succeeding posterity owe many great obligations. Her autobiographies reveal her joys and griefs within a vivid description of seventeenth-century life. They reveal a personality that was vulnerable and determined; charitable and canny.
the city of
Hyperion, and to leave it there at the temple of the sun.
Some classical writers suggested a migration from Arabia to Egypt. See e.g. Ovid, Met. 15.391-407. Pharos (Lat
Pharia) is the island situated directly off the coast of the
Egyptian city of Alexandria, site of the famous lighthouse;
Knevet uses it poetically here for Egypt generally.
1.1 Most mighty Prince] KingCharlesI; the Proem (and
Book of the Supplement as a whole) praises both Charles
Ralph Knevet, A Supplement of the Faery Queene
and his father, King James, and in