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Storm and the event
Gwilym Jones

Well, well, th’event. King Lear 1.4.344 1 The quotation with which I begin may seem an utterly innocuous one. Spoken by the Duke of Albany at the end of a scene in which his marital relations with Goneril begin their inexorable deterioration, the words slip past almost

in Shakespeare’s storms
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Infant care into the peace
Trudi Tate

v 5 v King Baby: Infant care into the peace Trudi Tate In 1920 the International Journal of Psycho-analysis quoted a brief but telling sentence from a Hungarian pacifist pamphlet: ‘War,’ wrote the pacifists, ‘is to be overcome, if anywhere, in the nursery.’1 Is war ever to be overcome? Can the ways in which we care for babies and children make any difference? These were pressing questions during and after the Armistice in many of the combatant nations. They led to progressive ideas about childcare and the education of young children from, for example, Rudolf

in The silent morning
Johan Höglund

This essay argues that Stephen King‘s 2006 novel Cell explores the age of terror with the aid of two concurrent Gothic discourses. The first such discourse belongs to the tradition that Patrick Brantlinger has termed Imperial Gothic. As such, it imagines with the War on Terror that the threat that the (Gothic) Other constitutes is most usefully managed with the help of massive, military violence. The other, and more traditional, Gothic discourse radically imagines such violence as instead a War of Terror. The essay then argues that Cell does not attempt to reconcile these opposed positions to terror. Instead, the novel employs the two Gothic discourses to describe the epistemological rift that terror inevitably creates.

Gothic Studies
Sharon Kettering

2 The king’s favorite The royal ballet “The Deliverance of Renaud” was first performed in the grand salon of the Louvre on 29 January 1617. This long, narrow room, sixty-four yards long and sixteen yards wide, had several tiers of seats in galleries on three sides so the spectators could look down on the dancing, although they soon moved down to the floor to see it better. The stage was at one end of the room, and a dais where the royal family sat under a canopy was at the other. There was no admission fee, so anyone who could get in could see the performance

in Power and reputation at the court of Louis XIII
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An allegory of imperial rapport
Deirdre Gilfedder

circulating icons clearly enhance the soft power of monarchy. Within this landscape, films about royals also have their role to play. Two major commercial releases of the years 2000 map this change in opinion in Britain and Australia, and stand out as contemporary narrative explorations of the legitimacy of the British monarchy: The Queen (Stephen Frears, 2006) and The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010

in The British monarchy on screen
Buddhist salvation and the
Edoardo Siani

heavens’ ( kan sawankhot ) of King Bhumibol in late 2016. The demise of the widely venerated monarch raised fundamental questions about the future of the kingdom, as a royalist junta that had installed itself two years earlier with a coup d’état clung to power in the face of pressing demands for popular sovereignty. Focusing ethnographically on the mourning activities featured at a high-end shopping complex in Bangkok, I argue that a public relations campaign neatly contained the threat of an emerging political theology of the people by celebrating the late king as yet

in Political theologies and development in Asia
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Alfred and nineteenth-century politics
Joanne Parker

4 The hero as king: Alfred and nineteenthcentury politics Addressing the crowds gathered in Winchester for the unveiling of the Alfred statue, Lord Roseberry announced that ‘a thousand years ago there died in this city one who by common consent represents the highest type of kingship’. Alfred was, he said, ‘a king, a true king, the guide, the leader, the father of his people’. And in his record of the Winchester Millenary, published the following year, Alfred Bowker also hailed King Alfred as a paradigm of the monarchy, enthusing ‘When we commemorate the great

in ‘England’s darling’
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Jessie Stephenson parachutes into Manchester
Jill Liddington

9 The King’s Speech: Jessie Stephenson parachutes into Manchester By New Year 1911, census night was just three months away. Suffrage ears were trained on the King’s Speech to the House of Commons, due on 6 February. Meanwhile, with dark shadow of ‘Black Friday’ still looming, the WSPU was busy collecting evidence of police brutality. So far, it kept its distance from Oldham Prestwich To Bury & Burnley LANCASHIRE Swinton Werneth Park Pendlebury m ha Old Newton Heath MANCHESTER Worsley Victoria Station hip rS ste he nc Ma l na Ca Salford Dea nsg ate

in Vanishing for the vote
Michael Staunton

immediate eruption of conflict upon Thomas’s elevation to Canterbury, Herbert’s version is also guilty of distortion. He passes over the danger to the relationship between archbishop and king caused by Thomas’s claiming of royal castles and his antagonising of the king’s tenants-in-chief. The description of the council of Tours is highly selective

in The lives of Thomas Becket
Graham A. Loud

Text of Cod. Vat. Lat. 8782, fols. 91 r –94 v 1 [This collection of laws is the earlier of two related texts purporting to contain the legislation of King Roger. As explained in the introduction, this text contains genuine legislation of King Roger and may be a law code promulgated in the 1140s, although certainly not at the meeting at Ariano in

in Roger II and the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily