Monarchy and Exile: The Politics of Legitimacy from Marie de Médicis to Wilhelm II

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

EditorPhilip Mansel

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Using detailed studies of fifteen exiled royal figures, the role of Exile in European Society and in the evolution of national cultures is examined. From the Jacobite court to the exiled Kings' of Hanover, the book provides an alternative history of monarchical power from the 16th to 20th century.

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Using detailed studies of fifteen exiled royal figures, the role of Exile in European Society and in the evolution of national cultures is examined. From the Jacobite court to the exiled Kings' of Hanover, the book provides an alternative history of monarchical power from the 16th to 20th century.

PHILIP MANSEL is Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research in London, UK, and the Royal Historical Society and is editor of The Court Historian, the journal of the Society for Court Studies. He has authored nine books on French history, including biographies of Louis XVIII and the Prince de Ligne, and a history of Paris between E...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230249051

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Monarchical exile; P.Mansel &T.Riotte
PART I: VARIETIES OF EXILE
A Queen Mother in exile; T.Osborne
Gender, exile and The Hague courts of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Mary, Princess of Orange; A.Hughes
A life in exile; W.O'Reilly
Emigrated or Exiled?; F.Tóth
PART II: THE STUART CASE
'The Shadow of a King?'; A.Keay
Exile or homecoming?; K.Britland
Monarchy and exile; J.Cronin
The extended exile of James III; E.Corp
PART III: FRENCH EXILES
From exile to the throne; P.Mansel
Napoleon on Elba; P. Hicks
The Politics of Waiting; H.Mehrkens
PART IV: NATION-BUILDING
The Bourbons of Naples in exile; G.Stair Sainty
'To My Loyal Saxons!'; J.Retallack
Hanoverian exile and Prussian governance; T.Riotte
Epilogue: Kaiser Wilhelm II
'The Unicorn in winter'; J.C.G.Röhl
Index