The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power
Anna Keay, July 2008
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This important and original book is the first to examine properly the ceremonial world of an English sovereign. In an age when the king still healed the sick and took his meals in front of a crowd of spectators, a sovereign's ability to carry off this public role could be as important to his success as his command of the army or management of parliament.
'Courts in Exile', Ed. Torsten Riotte and Philip Mansel
My latest contribution to Monarchy in Exile, my chapter on 'Courts in Exile' focuses on Charles II in exile. More info>