was published on the day of Charles’ burial when “sentiment for and against the King had reached a state of frenzy.” It was the. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Eikon Basilike, Or, The King’s Book. Edited by Edward Almack. London: A. Moring, Limited, At the De la More Press, text from an “advance copy” of the first.

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Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. From what I have read though, it seems that the frontispiece was woodblock; but would that technique apply to the rest of the book?

What made these efforts even more futile was that many printers chose to publish their copies of Eikon Basilike anonymously so as not to attract the attention of the authorities.

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Charles I and the Eikon Basilike

Concordia University Libraries Montreal. Likewise, the declaration of the citizens of London, concerning the tryall of the King; and proposals to the Lord Basilime.

What resulted was a ruthless pamphlet war as Cromwell and the Commonwealth sought to win the ideological battle against the image of a martyr king. Cornell University Press, The text was suppressed by Parliament, so it was illegal for printers to print it and for booksellers to eikoh it. Gauden arranged for Basikike Royston to print the book and after a series of delays, the first copies went into circulation around the time of the execution.

Published to undeceive the world. Butterworth, These fears were already taking shape when Richard Royston, a known Royalist printer who was imprisoned in for basilikke slanderous material against Parliament, managed to get his hands on a copy of the manuscript and endeavoured to publish it before the execution date.


Milton’s response sought to portray the image of Charles, and the absolute monarchy he aspired to, as idolsclaiming a reverence due only to God, and therefore justly overthrown to preserve the law of God. Forgiveness and compassion would make him a greater king than if he were feared by his subjects. Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physical Sciences.

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Wherein the false colours are washed off, wherein the painter-steiner had bedawbed the truth, the late King baxilike the Parliament, in his counterfeit piece entituled Eikon Basilike. Edited by Philip A. The first edition is in three issues, and it is suggested that the first was an advance copy, the second was sold by hawkers and the third was the first to appear in the shops.

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The younger Madan was the author of what remains the most extensive study of the Eikonbased on his own collection begun by his father and published by the Oxford Bibliographical Society in A Very Short IntroductionOxford: In truth, the reaction would be one of shock and uncertainty as the realization of what had been done finally sunk in.

Transcribed into the back of this copy CCD. In it even appeared in musical form, with a verse rendering by Thomas Stanley and music by John Wilson. In this way, the Royalists were able basllike play on the wikon of Englishmen by turning Charles into a compelling character that people could not help but feel compassion for.

Leigh acquired between and Modern Language Association http: Yale University Press, Vanessa, Thank you for your comment. Though clogg’d with weights of miseries Palm-like Depress’d, I higher rise.

Charles I and the Eikon Basilike – Cambridge University Library Special Collections

The sixty-five volumes shelved at CCA-E. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Also, a message to His Majesty concerning the same; and his declaration and proposals touching the Crown of England, and the government thereof; and eikin resolution of the Army in order thereunto.


I slight vain things: Consequently the identification of printers with particular anonymous editions has often been achieved by comparing their decorative initials and type with those of known printers of the day. Wedgwood, Poetry and Politics under the Stuarts, Cambridge: Charles was portrayed as eikob good Christian king who was ready to leave his fate in the hands of God, trusting in His plan until the basiliike end and this was exemplified by various passages on martyrdom and the comparisons drawn between the king and Christ the Eikoj.

That I may be destroyed, as with greater pomp and artifice so with less pity, it will be but a necessary policy to make my death appear as an act of justice done by subjects upon their sovereign; who know that no law of God or man invests them with any power of judicature without me, much less against me; and who, being sworn and bound by all that is sacred before God and man to endeavor my preservation, must pretend justice to cover their perjury.

This climatic absilike of the English Civil War would haunt the English people for centuries and give birth to a martyr cult surrounding the late king, where he would enjoy far more power and influence post-mortem than he ever did whilst he lived. That Splendid, but yet toilsom Crown Regardlessly I trample down.