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approach that, in G. M. Young’s terms, would confirm the tradition of local government within the larger tradition of central government priorities. It is also possible to rephrase it in the terms inherited from English medieval history with which this chapter began: self government at the King’s command. However attractive the agenda for new localism might appear, nothing in its agenda, argued Hazell, was likely ‘to reduce the centralism in the way England is governed’. Nor would it address the problem of coordination for which regional government was to be the solution

in The politics of Englishness
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Civil religion in the making

crown is the one symbol that unites all classes … The monarchy unites the nation and it is the sole symbol of the unity of the empire’ (Cannadine 1992: 125). Martin (1937: 435) quotes an American observer of the coronation who stated that ‘I looked for the theatrical and I found the sacramental’. Some have argued that one of the largest and most elaborate of state public processions, rituals and spectacles, the coronation of 1937, bore comparison with the Nuremberg rallies of the Nazi party. Both looked to medieval history for inspiration. One German observer stated

in Monarchy, religion and the state

out. See, generally, R. T. Shannon, Gladstone and the Bulgarian Agitation 1876 (London, 1963). See for example Buckle’s discussion of the evils of war in H. T. Buckle, History of Civilization in England, 2 vols (London, 1857, 1861), I, pp. 173–203. See also Bernard Semmel, ‘H. T. Buckle: the liberal faith and the science of history’, British Journal of Sociology, 27 (1976), 370–86. Frederic Seebohm, On International Reform (London, 1871). Seebohm (1833– 1912), a Quaker and a liberal in politics, is best known for his works on English medieval history. For examples

in British liberal internationalism, 1880–1930